US Pat. No. 10,340,761

ELECTRIC DEVICE AND A STATOR ASSEMBLY FOR THE ELECTRIC DEVICE

GM Global Technology Oper...

18. A stator assembly for an electric device, the stator assembly comprising:a stator core defining a plurality of slots spaced from each other;
a plurality of bar conductors disposed in each of the slots and arranged to present a first winding path, a second winding path and a third winding path, with a first set of the bar conductors of the first, second and third winding paths configured to receive current in a parallel circuit arrangement;
a plurality of electrical jumpers electrically connected to a predetermined number of the bar conductors such that an amount of the current flowing through the first winding path and the third winding path is substantially the same and an amount of the current flowing through the second winding path is different from the amount of the current flowing through the first and third winding paths; and
wherein:
the stator core extends between a first end and a second end along a longitudinal axis, and the stator core includes an inner wall defining a hole along the longitudinal axis such that the inner wall is spaced radially away from the longitudinal axis, and wherein the stator core includes an outer wall opposing the inner wall;
the slots are spaced from each other radially about the longitudinal axis and each extends between the first and second ends of the stator core;
each of the slots includes an inner layer of the bar conductors disposed proximal to the inner wall, an outer layer of the bar conductors disposed proximal to the outer wall and spaced from the inner layer and a middle layer of the bar conductors disposed between the inner and outer layers; and
a first one of the electrical jumpers connects the inner and outer layers to form the first winding path, a second one of the electrical jumpers connects the inner and outer layers to form the third winding path and a third one of the electrical jumpers connects the middle layer to form the second winding path.

US Pat. No. 10,340,760

SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR SEGMENTED AXIAL FIELD ROTARY ENERGY DEVICE

INFINITUM ELECTRIC INC., ...

1. An axial field rotary energy device, comprising:a rotor comprising an axis of rotation and a magnet; and
a stator coaxial with the rotor, the stator comprises a plurality of stator segments coupled together about the axis, each stator segment comprises a printed circuit board (PCB) having a plurality of PCB layers, each PCB layer comprising a respective plurality of coils that are co-planar and angularly and symmetrically spaced apart from each other relative to the axis, each coil on a given PCB layer is entirely non-overlapping with other coils on the given PCB layer, each coil is continuous and concentric in a single plane from an outermost coil portion to a concentric innermost coil portion, the coils in adjacent PCB layers are circumferentially aligned with each other relative to the axis to define symmetric stacks of coils in an axial direction, and each stator segment consists of only one electrical phase.

US Pat. No. 10,340,759

CEILING FAN MOTOR

NEW MOTECH CO., LTD., Gw...

1. A ceiling fan motor comprising:a rotor assembly including a rotor housing installed with a plurality of yoke pieces and a plurality of magnets in the inner side;
a stator assembly placed in the inner side of the rotor assembly, the stator assembly including a stator core, and an upper insulator and a lower insulator engaged with the upper part and lower part of the stator core;
a shaft fixed being engaged with the center part of the stator core; and
a magnet fixing member fixing the plurality of magnets, the magnet fixing member being placed between the plurality of magnets,
wherein the magnet fixing member comprises:
an inclined surface extended in the direction of the shaft;
an insertion part formed in the height direction in the center of the magnet fixing member;
an upper stopper part formed at the upper part of the magnet fixing member;
a lower fixing pin protruded to the lower part of the magnet fixing member; and
a wedge part having a shape getting thinner towards to one end of the wedge part, the other end of the wedge part connected to the insertion part,
wherein the magnet fixing member is forcibly press-fitted between the plurality of magnets.

US Pat. No. 10,340,758

PERMANENT MAGNET MOTOR

JOHNSON ELECTRIC INTERNAT...

1. A permanent magnet for a pole of a motor, comprising an outer surface and an inner surface, the outer surface is an arc surface with a convex middle, and the inner surface is a curved surface with a concave middle,wherein the curved surface comprises an arc surface section and two planar surface sections, the arc surface section is connected between the two planar surface sections to form the whole curved surface, the arc of the inner surface of the permanent magnet and the arc of the outer surface of the permanent magnet are concentric, a ratio of an arc angle ? of the arc surface section of the inner surface to an arc angle ? of the outer surface of the permanent magnet is in the range of 0.15 to 0.35.

US Pat. No. 10,340,757

ROTOR MEMBER, ROTOR AND ELECTRIC MOTOR

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A rotor member that is fixed by press-fitting to a rotary shaft part of a rotating electrical machine, comprising:a cylindrical sleeve part having a first end at an axial-direction first side thereof, and a second end at an axial-direction second side thereof;
a plurality of magnet segments that are arranged to align in a circumferential direction at an outer side in the radial direction of the sleeve part; and
a cylindrical member that covers the plurality of the magnet segments from an outer side in the radial direction, and sandwiches the plurality of the magnet segments with the sleeve part, wherein
an inner circumferential face of the sleeve part has a tapered face that continuously expands towards the outer side in the radial direction as approaching the second end from the first end, and wherein
a thrust member that thrusts the cylindrical member to the outer side in the radial direction against the sleeve part is present between the plurality of the magnet segments which are adjacent in the circumferential direction, wherein
the thrust member thrusts the cylindrical member to the outer side in the radial direction such that a gap is formed between an inner circumferential face of the cylindrical member and a radially outer corner of each magnet segment that is directly adjacent to the thrust member in the circumferential direction, the radially outer corner of each magnet segment being the radially outer corner directly adjacent to the thrust member in the circumferential direction.

US Pat. No. 10,340,756

ROTATING ELECTRIC MACHINE AND VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH ROTATING ELECTRIC MACHINE

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A rotating electric machine, comprising:a stator core having a plurality of slots formed therein;
a stator winding assuming a plurality of phases, which includes a plurality of coil windings wound with a wave winding pattern, each coil winding made up with slot conductors each inserted at one of the slots at the stator core to form one of a plurality of layers and cross conductors each connecting same-side ends of slot conductors inserted at different slots so as to form a coil end; and
a rotor rotatably disposed via an air gap so as to be allowed to rotate relative to the stator core, which includes a plurality of magnets and a plurality of magnetic auxiliary salient pole portions each formed between poles formed with the magnets, wherein:
the cross conductors connect the slot conductors so as to run astride slots with a slot pitch Np set to N+1 at coil ends on one side and run astride slots with the slot pitch Np set to N?1 at coil ends on another side, with N representing a number of slots per pole;
the stator winding are arranged into stator winding groups, and each stator winding group comprises a plurality of circumferential windings of the same phase so that there is no phase difference between groups corresponding to a single phase;
the stator winding includes a plurality of slot conductor groups each made up with a plurality of slot conductors corresponding to a single phase;
the plurality of slot conductors in each slot conductor group are inserted at a predetermined number Ns of successive slots forming a continuous range along a circumference of the stator core so that the slot conductors in the slot conductor group take successive slot positions and successive layer positions; and
the predetermined number Ns is set so that Ns=NSPP+NL when NSPP represents a number of slots per pole per phase, NL represents a number of layers, and the number of layers is expressed as 2×NL;
the rotor includes magnetic resistance-altering portions located at positions each offset along a circumferential direction from a q-axis passing through a center of a corresponding magnetic auxiliary salient portion; and
the magnetic resistance-altering portion is provided on every other magnetic pole formed with the magnet, and a magnetic pole provided with the magnetic resistance-altering portion and a magnetic pole without the magnetic resistance-altering portion are alternately arranged.

US Pat. No. 10,340,755

ENERGY HARVESTING AND CONVERTING BEAM PUMPING UNIT

1. A walking beam type pumping unit including at least one of onboard above ground surface energy harvesting electric current generating device and onboard above ground surface energy harvesting electric current motoring device, comprising:an electro mechanical device attached to members having at least one of rotational and translational kinetic energy;
a translator and stator core housing attached such that at least one of reciprocation and changing angular displacement and gravity induces movement of the translator within the stator core housing; and,
movement of the translator within the stator core housing generates at least one of magnetic flux and a flow of energy and electric current and induced voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,340,754

ROTATING ELECTRICAL MACHINE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ROTATING ELECTRICAL MACHINE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A rotating electrical machine comprising:a stator core including a plurality of stacked electromagnetic steel sheets, the stator core including a core back and a tooth protruding from the core back, wherein
the tooth includes:
a plurality of first welded portions arranged on a first lateral face of the tooth and arranged in a stacking direction of the plurality of electromagnetic steel sheets; and
a plurality of second welded portions arranged on a second lateral face of the tooth and arranged in the stacking direction, and
the plurality of first welded portions and the plurality of second welded portions are arranged in a staggered fashion in the stacking direction.

US Pat. No. 10,340,753

STATOR OF PLANAR TYPE MOTOR, AND PLANAR TYPE MOTOR USING SAME

Korea Electronics Technol...

1. A stator for a planar type motor comprising:a support plate in which a plurality of first receiving grooves are formed in a circumferential surface thereof with a predetermined distance therebetween;
a plurality of first cores inserted into the first receiving grooves, fixed to the support plate, and formed of a soft magnetic powder;
a plurality of second cores each coupled to a corresponding one of the plurality of the first cores, each of the plurality of second cores comprises a plurality of electric steel plates stacked onto each other, the plurality of electric steel plates having the same size and extending along a direction perpendicular to the support plate and fixed to the first cores; and
coils which are wound around and cover the first cores and the second cores,
wherein each of the plurality of first cores includes:
a fixing portion formed perpendicularly to the support plate;
a first coupling portion formed on an upper surface of the fixing portion to be perpendicular to the fixing portion, the first coupling portion having a second receiving groove formed therein and configured to accommodate a corresponding one of the plurality of second cores, and the first coupling portion having an area which is greater than that of an upper surface of the corresponding second core to form a space between the first coupling portion and the support plate; and
a second coupling portion configured to support the second core and positioned at an open portion of the second receiving groove into which the second core is inserted.

US Pat. No. 10,340,751

WIRELESS POWER RECEPTION METHOD OF A WIRELESS POWER RECEIVER IN WHICH FIRST DEMANDED POWER OF THE WIRELESS POWER RECEIVER IS ADJUSTED WITHIN A FIRST AVAILABLE POWER OF THE WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTER

LG INNOTEK CO., LTD., Se...

1. A wireless power reception method of a wireless power receiver comprising:receiving a first available power value of a wireless power transmitter from the wireless power transmitter;
determining, by the wireless power receiver, a first demanded power value of the wireless power receiver from among available power values that are less than or equal to the first available power value of the wireless power transmitter, the first demanded power value of the wireless power receiver determined by the wireless power receiver being less than the first available power value of the wireless power transmitter, wherein the first demanded power value is different in a subsequent iteration of the determining the first demanded power value;
in response to determining, by the wireless power receiver, the first demanded power value of the wireless power receiver, transmitting, by the wireless power receiver, the first demanded power value of the wireless power receiver to the wireless power transmitter;
receiving, by the wireless power receiver, a first power from the wireless power transmitter, the first power being adjusted to approximately equal the first demanded power value of the wireless power receiver;
in response to a state of the wireless power transmitter changing, receiving, by the wireless power receiver, a second available power value of the wireless power transmitter from the wireless power transmitter, the second available power value being different than the first available power value of the wireless power transmitter;
determining, by the wireless power receiver, a second demanded power value of the wireless power receiver from among available power values that are less than or equal to the second available power value of the wireless power transmitter, wherein the determining the second demanded power value is the subsequent iteration of the determining the first demanded power value;
in response to determining, by the wireless power receiver, the second demanded power value of the wireless power receiver, transmitting, by the wireless power receiver, the second demanded power value to the wireless power transmitter; and
receiving, by the wireless power receiver, a second power from the wireless power transmitter, the second power being adjusted to approximately equal the second demanded power value of the wireless power receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,340,750

FOREIGN OBJECT DETECTION MANIPULATION METHOD

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method, comprising:receiving a wireless power signal from a wireless energy transmitter device;
determining a power level value of the received wireless power signal;
manipulating the determined power level value to obtain a manipulated power level value; and
sending the manipulated power level value to the wireless energy transmitter device.

US Pat. No. 10,340,749

WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTER AND RECEIVER

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method in which a power transmitter comprising multi coils transmits wireless power, the method comprising:detecting a second power receiver while transmitting power to a first power receiver;
determining at least one primary coil appropriate for power transmission;
determining whether the second power receiver supports a shared mode protocol using the determined at least one primary coil;
transmitting, if the second power receiver supports a shared mode protocol, power to the first and second power receivers according to the shared mode protocol,
wherein the shared mode protocol is a protocol that simultaneously manages information exchange between the power transmitter and a plurality of power receivers; and
not transmitting, if the second power receiver does not support the shared mode protocol, power to the second power receiver until the power transmitter is prepared to serve the second power receiver in an exclusive mode,
wherein the exclusive mode is a mode that serves one power receiver at one time.

US Pat. No. 10,340,748

WIRELESS POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS, WIRELESS POWER RECEIVING TERMINAL, AND WIRELESS POWER SUPPLY METHOD

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:transmitter circuitry configured to transmit a first wireless signal for wireless communication to a first terminal via a first frequency band;
receiver circuitry configured to receive a second wireless signal for wireless communication from the first terminal via the first frequency band; and
controller circuitry configured to:
detect first position information of the first terminal based on the second wireless signal; and
form a first beam pattern of first radio waves of a second frequency band different from the first frequency band based on the first position information, the first beam pattern having directivity to the first terminal,
wherein the transmitter circuitry is further configured to wirelessly supply power to the first terminal via at least part of the second frequency and during at least part of a wireless communication period with the first terminal,
wherein the transmitter circuitry is further configured to transmit a third wireless signal for wireless communication with a second terminal different from the first terminal via at least part of the second frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,340,747

POWER TRANSMITTING METHOD AND POWER TRANSMITTER FOR COMMUNICATION WITH POWER RECEIVER

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of controlling power transmission of a wireless power transmitter, the method comprising:transmitting, by a resonator, first power for detecting a change of impedance;
in response to the change of impedance being detected, transmitting, by the resonator, second power for communicating with a wireless power receiver;
increasing the second power from a first magnitude to a second magnitude;
receiving a signal from the wireless power receiver while transmitting the second power;
in response to receiving the signal, transmitting a connection request signal to the wireless power receiver; and
transmitting, by the resonator, third power to the wireless power receiver for charging the wireless power receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,340,746

CONTACT POINT POWER PAD FOR BATTERY CHARGER

Jabil Inc., St. Petersbu...

1. A power pad, comprising:a base;
a plurality of alternately charged strips electrically connected to at least one voltage source and associated with the base; and
a plurality of low friction insulating ridges interstitially between alternating ones of the alternately charged strips for slidably distributing at least one of at least three received electrical contacts onto a first charged one of the alternately charged strips, and at least a second of the at least three electrical contacts onto a differently charged one of the at least three electrical contacts.

US Pat. No. 10,340,744

NON-CONTACT POWER SUPPLYING APPLIANCE AND NON-CONTACT POWER RECEIVING APPLIANCE, AND NON-CONTACT POWER TRANSMITTING SYSTEM PROVIDED THEREWITH

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A non-contact power supplying appliance that contactlessly transmits power to a non-contact power receiving appliance having a load, the non-contact power supplying appliance comprising:a plurality of power supply units that transmit the power;
a power-supply side communication unit that sends and receives a communication packet; and
a power-supply side controller that controls the power supply units and the power-supply side communication unit,
wherein the power-supply side communication unit completes placement detection of the non-contact power receiving appliance when the power-supply side communication unit sends a first response-request message for placement detection of the non-contact power receiving appliance, and thereafter receives a corresponding first response message including a magnitude of the power under reception by the non-contact power receiving appliance,
the power-supply side controller identifies a combination of the non-contact power receiving appliance and some of the power supply units when the power-supply side communication unit sends second and third response-request messages for identifying a placement location of the non-contact power receiving appliance and thereafter respectively receives corresponding second and third response messages including the magnitude of the power under reception by the non-contact power receiving appliance, and
the power-supply side controller is configured to control the some of the power supply units in accordance with a corresponding fourth response message that is received by the power-supply side communication unit and includes a difference between the magnitude of the power under reception by the non-contact power receiving appliance and rated power of the load after the power-supply side communication unit sends a fourth response-request message for power control.

US Pat. No. 10,340,743

POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE, POWER TRANSMISSION METHOD, AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM

IHI CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A power transmitter that wirelessly transmits power to a power receiver, the power transmitter comprising:a power converter that converts power fed from a power source into a first direct current (DC) power;
an inverter circuit that converts the first DC power output from the power converter into a first alternating current (AC) power;
a power transmission coil that generates a magnetic field based on the first AC power fed from the inverter circuit, and is magnetically coupled with a power reception coil included in the power receiver;
a sensor that detects a current value and a voltage value of the first DC power; and
a controller that controls the power converter,
wherein the controller
controls the power converter to raise a voltage of the first DC power up to a first voltage value lower than a power feeding time voltage value predetermined as a voltage value at a time of feeding power to the power receiver, and
determines whether power is not allowed to be fed to the power receiver based on the current value of the first DC power detected by the sensor when the voltage of the first DC power is the first voltage value.

US Pat. No. 10,340,742

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An apparatus for controlling wireless power transmission, the apparatus comprising:a controller configured to determine an output voltage of a power factor correction unit based on charging information of a battery of a wireless power reception apparatus, the power factor correction unit configured to correct an input voltage into the determined output voltage, and output a variable voltage;
an inverter configured to convert the output voltage of the power factor correction unit into an alternating current (AC) voltage based on a variable frequency; and
a resonance unit configured to transmit power converted from the variable voltage to the wireless power reception apparatus,
wherein the power factor correction unit is further configured to obtain the input voltage from a power supply, and to output the variable voltage based on a result of the determining of the controller;
the resonance unit is further configured to transmit the power converted from the variable voltage to the AC voltage using a resonant frequency of a resonator to the wireless power reception apparatus; and
the controller is further configured to determine a value of the variable frequency in a resonant frequency hand of the resonator and the output voltage of the power factor correction unit, based on the obtained charging information of the battery.

US Pat. No. 10,340,741

REFRIGERATOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A refrigerator comprising:a cabinet;
a storage compartment provided inside the cabinet and defined by an inner case of the cabinet;
a shelf provided in the storage compartment, and comprising a shelf portion and at least one bracket configured to support the shelf portion, the shelf comprising a light source unit configured to illuminate an interior region of the storage compartment;
a door configured to open and close the storage compartment;
a transmitter located on an inner sidewall of the storage compartment and electrically connected to an external power supply;
a receiver located on a side surface of the shelf and having a position that corresponds to a position of the transmitter, the receiver being electrically connected to the light source unit, the transmitter and the receiver configured to generate a first resonance frequency and a second resonance frequency therebetween; and
at least one processor configured to:
detect whether the door of the refrigerator is open; and
based on a detection that the door is open, control a wireless supply of power to the light source unit of the shelf using the second resonance frequency, among the first resonance frequency and the second resonance frequency generated between the transmitter and the receiver,
wherein the light source unit comprises a Light Emitting Diode (LED) pixel unit configured to emit light based on the wirelessly supplied power, and a housing configured to spatially separate the LED pixel unit from the storage compartment, and
wherein the shelf further comprises:
a housing end cap that is at least partially inserted into a first open end of the housing and that is mounted on a first bracket of the at least one bracket; and
a wire cover that is at least partially inserted into a second open end of the housing and that is mounted on a second bracket of the at least one bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,340,740

POWER RECEIVING UNIT, POWER TRANSMISSION UNIT, AND FEED SYSTEM

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A power transmission unit comprising:a power transmission section configured to supply wireless electric power to a power receiving unit,
a first opening formed at center of the power transmission section; and
a fixing section including a material to be attracted to a magnet, the fixing section is disposed in the first opening,
wherein the power receiving unit includes:
a power receiving section configured to receive the wireless electric power from the Power transmission section,
a second opening is formed at center of the power receiving unit, and
an electromagnet configured to be magnetized based on the wireless electric power received from the power transmission section, the electromagnet is disposed in the second opening, and
wherein the fixing section is attracted to the electromagnet when the power receiving section receives the wireless electric power.

US Pat. No. 10,340,739

POWER RECEIVING DEVICE, POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE, AND POWER FEEDING SYSTEM

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A power feeding system comprising:a power transmission device comprising a resonant coil; and
a power receiving device comprising:
a resonant coil in which a first high-frequency voltage be induced by magnetic resonance with the resonant coil of the power transmission device, the first high-frequency voltage being amplitude-modulated;
a power receiving coil in which a second high-frequency voltage is induced by electromagnetic induction with the resonant coil of the power receiving device;
a communication coil in which a third high-frequency voltage is induced by electromagnetic induction with the resonant coil of the power receiving device;
a load including a first terminal electrically connected to a first terminal of the power receiving coil and a second terminal electrically connected to a second terminal of the power receiving coil;
a variable resistance unit including a first terminal electrically connected to a first terminal of the communication coil and a second terminal electrically connected to a second terminal of the communication coil;
a demodulation circuit configured to demodulate a demodulated signal from one of the second high-frequency voltage induced in the power receiving coil and the third high-frequency voltage induced in the communication coil; and
a controller configured to generate a response signal in response to the demodulated signal,
wherein the controller is electrically connected to the load, the variable resistance unit, and the demodulation circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,340,738

WIRELESS INDUCTIVE POWER TRANSFER

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A power transmitter for transferring power to a power receiver using an inductive power signal, wherein the power transmitter comprises:a first inductor for providing via the first inductor an inductive power signal to the power receiver;
a second inductor for receiving data signals from the power receiver,
a capacitor in a series coupling with the second inductor;
wherein the first and second inductors are separate inductors in a power transfer circuit and a data signal receiving circuit,
wherein the data signal receiving circuit comprises a data extracting circuit for extracting the data signals received by the second inductor and a driver for generating a drive signal for the series coupling of the second inductor and the capacitor during a drive time interval including the communication period,
the power transmitter comprising a control unit for controlling the power signal supplied via the first inductor to the power receiver in dependence on the data signals received and
the power transmitter is arranged to transfer power via the first inductor during power transfer periods of a repeating time frame and receive data signal via the second inductor during communication periods of a repeating time frame, a power of the inductive power signal being reduced for the communication period relative to the power transfer period,
wherein a control circuit is arranged for application of a controlled electrical coupling of the data extraction circuit to the second inductor during a communication period and electrical decoupling of the data extraction circuit from the second inductor during at least a part of power transfer periods; and the data signal receiving circuit further comprises a discharge circuit for discharging the capacitor during a discharge time interval of the time frame at least partially preceding the communication period.

US Pat. No. 10,340,737

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING FAN OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Samsmg Electronics Co., L...

1. An electronic device comprising:a coil;
a first circuit;
a second circuit;
a fan disposed adjacent to the coil and operable to discharge heat; and
at least one processor configured to:
wirelessly transmit electromagnetic power to an external device via the coil using the first circuit,
wirelessly receive information from the external device using the second circuit, and
adjust a driving speed of the fan based at least in part on the information,
wherein the information includes environment information including illuminance data or sound data obtained by the external device, or time information of the external device.

US Pat. No. 10,340,736

WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE AND WIRELESS POWER CHARGING SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME

LG INNOTEK CO., LTD., Se...

1. A wireless power transmission device comprising:a mounting member;
a first terminal and a second terminal mounted on the mounting member; and
a transmission coil mounted on the mounting member,
wherein the transmission coil includes:
an outer transmission coil connected to the first terminal; and
an inner transmission coil connected to the second terminal, and extending from the outer transmission coil and spaced apart from the outer transmission coil and being wound inside the outer transmission coil to correspond to the outer transmission coil, having a radius less than that of the outer transmission coil,
wherein the outer transmission coil and the inner transmission coil are symmetrical with respect to a center of each of the outer and inner transmission coils, and
wherein the inner transmission coil is wound 20 mm to 30 mm apart from the outer transmission coil.

US Pat. No. 10,340,735

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPTIMAL RESOURCE ALLOCATION BASED ON CONTRIBUTION MARGIN RATIO

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A method for distributing energy resources in a distributed energy resource system, the method comprising:receiving information about the amount of available energy resources from each of one or more providers;
receiving information about the amount of required energy resources from each of one or more consumers;
assessing a contribution margin ratio for each of the one or more consumers;
calculating an energy resource allocation amount for each of the one or more consumers based on the assessed contribution margin ratio; and
distributing energy resources to each of the one or more consumers based on the calculated energy resource allocation amount.

US Pat. No. 10,340,734

POWER GENERATION SYSTEMS WITH MONITORING FOR ANOMALY DETECTION VIA NONLINEAR RELATIONSHIP MODELING

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A power generator system with anomaly detection, comprising:a power generator that includes one or more physical components configured to provide electrical power;
a plurality sensors configured to make measurements of a state of respective physical components, outputting respective time series of said measurements; and
a monitoring system, comprising:
a fitting module configured to determine a predictive model for each pair of a set of time series, to determine polynomial bases for modeling a polynomial relationship between the time series, to solve a corresponding Sparse Group Lasso problem for the set of time series, and to correct coefficients of a solution of the corresponding Sparse Group Lasso problem by linear regression;
an anomaly detection module configured to compare new values of each pair of time series to values predicted by the respective predictive model to determine if the respective predictive model is broken and to determine a number of broken predictive models; and
an alert module configured to generate an anomaly alert if the number of broken predictive models exceeds a threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,340,732

AUTOMATIC UPS BYPASS LOAD SHARING

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT COR...

1. An Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) system comprising:a plurality of Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) configured to be coupled in parallel, each UPS comprising:
an input configured to be coupled to a power source and to receive input power;
an output configured to be coupled to a load and to provide output power to the load derived from at least the input power; and
a bypass line selectively coupled between the input and the output via a bypass switch, wherein the bypass switch is configured to close in a first mode of operation, coupling the input of the UPS to the output of the UPS via the bypass line, and to open in a second mode of operation, decoupling the input of the UPS from the output of the UPS; and
a controller coupled to the plurality of UPS's and configured to:
monitor the input power received at the input of each UPS;
in response to a determination that the input power is at a desired level, control the bypass switch of a first UPS in the plurality of UPS's to operate in the first mode of operation and provide a continuous first output current waveform with a Root Mean Square (RMS) value to the load; and
in response to the determination that the input power is at the desired level, control the bypass switch of a second UPS in the plurality of UPS's to close in the first mode of operation such that a second output current waveform is provided by the second UPS to the load via the bypass line of the second UPS, and control the bypass switch of the second UPS to open in the second mode of operation such that the second output current waveform provided to the load includes at least one first delay period compared to the continuous first output current waveform provided to the load via the bypass line of the first UPS.

US Pat. No. 10,340,731

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRESERVING BACK-UP BATTERY FOR IMPROVED BACK-UP AVAILABILITY

Honeywell International I...

1. A battery management system, comprising:a main battery and a back-up battery;
a load electrically connected to:
a main battery through a first switch, a first resistor and a first diode in series;
a back-up battery through a second switch, a second resistor and a second diode in series; and
a voltage monitoring circuit electrically connected to said main battery, said back-up battery and the load, wherein said voltage monitoring circuit monitors a voltage from said main battery and triggers a changeover to said back-up battery based on a low threshold voltage, establishing a main battery interface path by a diode for switching between the main battery and the back-up battery to avoid power interruptions, wherein the low threshold voltage of said voltage monitoring circuit is dynamically tunable to factor external variables.

US Pat. No. 10,340,730

UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS

TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTR...

1. An uninterruptible power supply apparatus comprising:a converter configured to convert AC power supplied from a commercial AC power source into DC power; and
an inverter configured to convert DC power into AC power and supply the converted power to a load,
during a normal time when AC power is supplied from the commercial AC power source, DC power generated in the converter being supplied to the inverter and stored in a power storage device, and during a power failure time when a supply of AC power from the commercial AC power source is stopped, DC power in the power storage device being supplied to the inverter,
the load being configured to receive an AC voltage within a range of allowable input voltage to consume constant AC power,
the uninterruptible power supply apparatus having maximum efficiency when a ratio of load capacity to rated capacity of the uninterruptible power supply apparatus is a predetermined value,
the uninterruptible power supply apparatus further comprising a control device configured to control an output voltage of the inverter within the range of allowable input voltage so as to increase the efficiency, when the ratio of the load capacity to the rated capacity is different from the predetermined value.

US Pat. No. 10,340,729

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ELECTRIC CURRENTS WITH PULSE WIDTH MODULATION SIGNAL

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

11. A method of controlling electric currents, comprising:measuring, by a battery voltage measuring unit, a voltage of a battery;
measuring, by a rectifier voltage measuring unit, a voltage of a rectifier;
generating, by a pulse width modulation (PWM) signal generating unit, a PWM signal based on a difference between the voltage of the battery and the voltage of the rectifier;
receiving, by a first switch unit connected with the PWM signal generating unit, the PWM signal and generating a switch control signal corresponding to the PWM signal;
receiving, by a second switch unit connected with the first switch unit, the switch control signal and connecting or blocking a flow of a current from the rectifier to the battery according to the switch control signal; and
decreasing, by a current decreasing unit connected with the second switch unit, a current value of a current passing through the second switch unit and providing the battery with a current having the decreased current value.

US Pat. No. 10,340,728

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CHARGING A BATTERY OF THE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. An electronic apparatus, comprising:a battery;
a temperature detector configured to detect a temperature of the battery;
a charging unit configured to charge the battery;
a power reception coil configured to receive a first electric power transmitted in a contactless manner from a power transmission coil of a contactless charging device;
a supplying unit configured to supply the charging unit with a second electric power on the basis of the first electric power;
a setting unit configured to set a supply current to be supplied from the supplying unit to the charging unit;
a determination unit configured to determine whether the battery is continuously charged,
wherein the setting unit sets the supply current to a value larger than a settable minimum value regardless of the temperature when the charging unit starts charging the battery on the basis of the second electric power, and reduces the supply current as the temperature is higher when the determination unit determines that the battery is continuously charged; and
a predetermined circuit to be controlled by the setting unit,
wherein the charging unit supplies the predetermined circuit with a third electric power, and the setting unit changes an operation of the predetermined circuit so that a consumption current of the predetermined circuit increases to set the supply current to the value larger than the settable minimum value regardless of the temperature when the charging unit starts charging the battery on the basis of the second electric power, and then restores the operation of the predetermined circuit when the determination unit determines that the battery is continuously charged.

US Pat. No. 10,340,727

CHARGING SYSTEM AND CHARGING METHOD, AND POWER ADAPTER

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A charging system, comprising:a battery;
a first rectifier, configured to rectify an input alternating current and output a first voltage with a first ripple waveform;
a switch unit, configured to modulate the first voltage according to a control signal and output a modulated first voltage;
a transformer, configured to output a second voltage with a second ripple waveform according to the modulated first voltage;
a second rectifier, configured to rectify the second voltage to output a third voltage with a third ripple waveform, and the third voltage being configured to be applied to the battery charge the battery;
a sampling unit, configured to sample a voltage and/or current outputted by the second rectifier to obtain a voltage sampling value and/or a current sampling value; and
a control unit, coupled to the sampling unit and the switch unit respectively, and configured to output the control signal to the switch unit, and to adjust a duty ratio of the control signal according to the current sampling value and/or the voltage sampling value, such that the third voltage meets a charging requirement of the battery.

US Pat. No. 10,340,726

METHOD AND POWER TRANSMITTER FOR CONTROLLING POWER TRANSMISSION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of controlling power transmission in a power transmitter, the method comprising:receiving, from at least one power receiver, a first message including a first voltage and a second voltage that is greater than the first voltage;
transmitting power to the at least one power receiver;
receiving, from the at least one power receiver, a second message including a third voltage measured at the at least one power receiver while transmitting the power; and
adjusting an amount of the power based on whether the third voltage is between the first voltage and the second voltage,
wherein the first voltage is a minimum voltage for the at least one power receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,340,725

WIRELESS POWER RECEPTION DEVICE

LG INNOTEK CO., LTD., Se...

1. A wireless power reception device comprising:a first shielding member;
a mounting member comprising an inner mounting member and an outer mounting member;
an inner coil mounted on the inner mounting member; and
a second shielding member disposed between the inner mounting member and the first shielding member,
wherein the outer mounting member surrounds a side surface of the second shielding member, and
wherein the inner mounting member has a portion higher than a portion of the outer mounting member.

US Pat. No. 10,340,724

INDUCTIVE AND CONDUCTIVE ONBOARD CHARGING SYSTEMS

GM GLOVAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. An onboard charging system for charging from a power source comprising:an energy storage system (ESS);
a coupling device configured to couple the ESS with the power source;
a charging circuit electrically connected between the coupling device and the ESS;
a first converter electrically connected in the charging circuit between the coupling device and the ESS;
a second converter electrically connected in the charging circuit between the first converter and the ESS, wherein the second converter includes a switching element openable to block current between the power source and the ESS;
a rectifier electrically connected in the charging circuit between the coupling device and the first converter; and
an inductive receiver, wherein an output side of the inductive receiver is electrically connected with the charging circuit between the coupling device and the second converter, at least one of the first and second converters controlling the delivery of voltage and current to the ESS from the power source and from the inductive receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,340,723

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS CHARGING IN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a sensing circuit; and
a communication interface; and
at least one processor operatively coupled to the sensing circuit and the communication interface, configured to:
receive, from an external device, switch operation information associated with an operation of a switch included in the external device via the communication interface, wherein the switch is pressed by the electronic device when the electronic device is mounted on the external device;
identify a mounting state of the electronic device based on the switch operation information; and
perform a charging operation based on the mounting state of the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,340,722

ELECTRICAL WIRING ASSEMBLY

1. An electrical wiring assembly comprising:a plurality of line terminals configured to be coupled to a source of AC power;
an antenna assembly including a circuit assembly coupled to the plurality of line terminals, the circuit assembly including a control circuit coupled to at least one electro-magnetic coil, the control circuit being configured to provide an electrical drive signal to the at least one electro-magnetic coil in accordance with a predetermined wireless charging regimen, the at least one electro-magnetic coil being configured to propagate a magnetic field in accordance with the electrical drive signal; and
a wall plate assembly including an electrical wiring device region configured to accommodate an electrical wiring device therewithin, and a separate antenna assembly region configured to accommodate the antenna assembly and the circuit assembly therewithin, the antenna assembly region including a charging interface region configured to accommodate a portable electronic device, the charging interface region being configured to position the portable electronic device proximate the at least one electro-magnetic coil so that the portable electronic device is disposed within the propagated magnetic field in accordance with the predetermined wireless charging regimen.

US Pat. No. 10,340,721

WIRELESS CHARGER WITH CONNECTOR

LG INNOTEK CO., LTD., Se...

1. A wireless charging device, comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit a power signal for wireless charging;
a circuit board including at least one component configured to control an operation of the transmitter;
a shielding plate configured to block an electrical interference between the transmitter and the circuit board; and
a connector configured to penetrate through the circuit board and the shielding plate so as to electrically connect the transmitter with the at least one component,
wherein the connector comprises:
a lead wire guiding part configured to avoid that a lead wire prolonged from the transmitter strays;
a connection part configured to pass through the lead wire guiding part so as to be coupled with the lead wire; and
a fastening part configured to penetrate through the circuit board and the shielding plate.

US Pat. No. 10,340,720

POWER SUPPLY METHOD AND ELECTRONIC CARD USING THE SAME

KONA I CO., LTD., Seoul ...

1. An electronic card comprising:a rectification unit for generating DC power by converting current induced from an antenna;
a charging unit configured to be charged with the DC power supplied from the rectification unit;
a system constant voltage unit for receiving the DC power together with the charging unit and supplying power to a system unit, wherein the system constant voltage unit is in a disabled state until a constant voltage enable signal is generated and is enabled when a predefined condition is satisfied; and
the system unit for receiving power and operating when the system constant voltage unit is enabled.

US Pat. No. 10,340,719

SECONDARY BATTERY CHARGING METHOD

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A method of charging a lithium ion secondary battery comprising a plurality of cells connected in series, the method comprising:charging the plurality of cells with a constant current or a constant voltage charging method, when a voltage difference among the plurality of cells falls within a first voltage range that is below a first reference voltage;
measuring voltages of the plurality of cells after charging the plurality of cells with a constant current or a constant voltage charging method;
checking whether the voltage difference is within a second voltage range that is at or above the first reference voltage by comparing the measured voltages of the plurality of cells, the second voltage range being from approximately 100 mV to approximately 300 mV;
charging the plurality of cells with a pulse charging method, when the voltage difference falls within the second voltage range;
interrupting charging the plurality of cells, when the voltage difference falls within a third voltage range that is above the second voltage range; and
terminating charging the plurality of cells, when a full-charge detector of the lithium ion secondary battery determines that the plurality of cells is fully charged, while being charged in the pulse charging method, in response to a charging current of the plurality of cells,
wherein, in the pulse charging method, charging the plurality of cells is suspended in case where a voltage of the cell with the highest voltage reaches a second reference voltage, and charging the plurality of cells is resumed in case where the voltage of the cell with the highest voltage decreases to a third reference voltage that is lower than the second reference voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,340,718

CHARGING SYSTEM, CHARGING METHOD, AND POWER ADAPTER

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Tel...

1. A system for charging, comprising:a first rectification unit, configured to rectify an input alternating current (AC) voltage and output a voltage of a first pulsating waveform;
a switch unit, configured to modulate the voltage of the first pulsating waveform according to a control signal;
a transformer, configured to output a voltage of a second pulsating waveform based on the voltage of the modulated first pulsating waveform;
a second rectification unit, configured to rectify the voltage of the second pulsating wave form and output a voltage of a third pulsating waveform;
a first charging interface, coupled with the second rectification unit;
a control unit, coupled with the first charging interface and the switch unit, respectively, and configured to output the control signal to the switch unit; and
a battery and a second charging interface coupled with the battery, wherein when the second charging interface is coupled to the first charging interface, the control unit is further configured to:
obtain a voltage of the battery via the first charging interface, and
adjust a duty ratio of the control signal, wherein the voltage of the third pulsating waveform is applied to the battery via the second charging interface when a peak voltage of the voltage of the third pulsating waveform is greater than the voltage of the battery.

US Pat. No. 10,340,717

CHARGING SYSTEM, CHARGING METHOD, AND POWER ADAPTER

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Tel...

1. A system for charging, comprising:a first rectification unit, configured to rectify an input alternating current (AC) voltage and output a voltage of a first pulsating waveform;
a switch unit, configured to modulate the voltage of the first pulsating waveform according to a control signal;
a transformer, configured to output a voltage of a second pulsating waveform based on the voltage of the modulated first pulsating waveform;
a second rectification unit, configured to rectify the voltage of the second pulsating wave form and output a voltage of a third pulsating waveform;
a filter unit, configured to filter the voltage of the third pulsating waveform and output a second direct current (DC) voltage;
a controllable switch, configured to control whether the filter unit operates;
a first charging interface;
a sampling unit, configured to sample at least one of an output voltage or an output current of the second rectification unit to obtain at least one of a voltage sampling value or a current sampling value;
a control unit, coupled with the sampling unit, the switch unit, and the controllable switch, respectively, the control unit being configured to control the controllable switch to cause the filter unit to operate to
output the second DC voltage via the first charging interface;
control the controllable switch to cause the filter unit to stop operating to output the voltage of the third pulsating waveform via the first charging interface; and
output the control signal to the switch unit to adjust at least one of a duty ratio of the control signal based on the voltage sampling value or the current sampling value, wherein the voltage of the third pulsating waveform or the second DC voltage meets charging requirements; and
a second charging interface and a battery coupled with the second charging interface, wherein the second charging interface is configured to apply the voltage of the third pulsating waveform or the second DC voltage to the battery when the second charging interface is coupled to the first charging interface.

US Pat. No. 10,340,716

ELECTRIC STORAGE DEVICE AND START-UP METHOD

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. An electric storage device, comprising:a control unit, a charge/discharge management unit, and a current generation unit, which are connected through an input/output unit; and
an electric storage unit that is connected to the charge/discharge management unit, and is further connected to the current generation unit through a switch, wherein:
the current generation unit is configured to generate a first current to charge the electric storage unit based on a voltage of the electric storage unit that is lower than a threshold value,
the switch is configured to be turned off in a shutdown state of the electric storage device, and
the control unit and the charge/discharge management unit are configured to consume zero power during a standby state of the electric storage device.

US Pat. No. 10,340,715

POWER CONTROL APPARATUS, POWER CONTROL METHOD, AND POWER CONTROL SYSTEM

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A power control apparatus that connects to a grid and is capable of controlling charging and discharging of a storage cell, the power control apparatus comprising:a controller configured to reduce a difference from a power purchase amount by controlling charging and discharging of the storage cell, the power purchase amount being established in a power purchase plan;
wherein the controller is further configured, upon acquiring a demand response request issued over a network, to make a comparison between a current amount of stored power in the storage cell and an amount of stored power necessary to comply with the demand response request, and to set a target power for power purchase from the grid on the basis of a result of the comparison,
wherein the demand response request is a request to reduce power usage at a predetermined time after the demand response request is received by the controller, and
wherein as a result of the comparison, when determining that the current amount of stored power in the storage cell does not satisfy the amount of stored power necessary to comply with the demand response request, the controller sets the target power to a first target value higher than a standard value that matches the power purchase amount at a corresponding time in the power purchase plan.

US Pat. No. 10,340,714

SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING OUTPUT PARAMETER OF SECONDARY BATTERY, AND METHOD THEREFOR

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A system for adjusting an output parameter of a secondary battery, the system comprising:a voltage measurement unit, a current measurement unit, and a temperature measurement unit configured to measure a voltage, a current, and a temperature of the secondary battery, respectively; and
a control unit configured to be electrically connected with the voltage measurement unit, the current measurement unit, and the temperature measurement unit,
wherein the control unit is configured to receive a measurement result from the voltage measurement unit, the current measurement unit, and the temperature measurement unit and determine a voltage, a current, and a temperature of the secondary battery during discharging of the secondary battery, to determine a state of charge of the secondary battery using the current, to determine a deration target current value calculated from a maximum value of a predefined resistance change rate, which corresponds to the state of charge and the temperature, and an output maintaining time, when the voltage of the secondary battery decreases to a preset threshold voltage or lower, and to provide an output parameter comprising at least one of the deration target current value and a deration target output value determined from the deration target current value to a control system of a load device supplied with power from the secondary battery,
wherein the output maintaining time is a time at least during which a discharging output of the secondary battery has to be maintained, and
wherein the maximum value of the predefined resistance change rate is a value obtained by dividing, by a magnitude of a maximum discharging current, a maximum of absolute values of a primary differential value calculated with respect to a discharging profile corresponding to the state of charge and the temperature of the secondary battery.

US Pat. No. 10,340,713

DEDICATED USB POWER PORTS COUPLED WITH A MULTI-PORT USB POWERED HUB

1. An apparatus, comprising:a powered universal serial bus hub comprising:
a first non-dedicated universal serial bus port that enables data communication and data transfer between the non-dedicated universal serial bus port and a first electronic device connected to the non-dedicated universal serial bus port; and
a dedicated universal serial bus port that provides dedicated charging to a second electronic device connected to the dedicated universal serial bus port,
wherein the dedicated universal serial bus port is created by unsoldering a first data pin and a second data pin from a circuit board of a second non-dedicated universal serial bus port and re-soldering the first data pin directly to the second data pin together in a crossed configuration such that communications and data transfer between the dedicated universal serial bus port and a second electronic device connected to the dedicated universal serial bus port are disabled, and
wherein the dedicated universal serial bus port provides the dedicated charging to the second electronic device without intervention of additional circuitry or software to enable charging of the second electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,340,712

SECURE DEVICE CHARGING

CHARGEBOX LTD, London (G...

1. An apparatus for authenticating an initiation of a charging process for a secure charging apparatus, the apparatus comprising:circuitry configured to authorize a user;
circuitry configured to confirm connection of a device;
circuitry configured to determine if initial provision of a charging current to the device has commenced and been accepted, thereby confirming charging of the device is possible;
a locking mechanism configured to secure the device in the apparatus; and
circuitry configured to control the locking mechanism, wherein the circuitry configured to control the locking mechanism is configured to enable the locking mechanism only if:
(i) the user authorization is successful;
(ii) the confirmation of the connection is successful; and
(iii) the determination that the initial provision of the charging current to the device has commenced and been accepted is successful, and
wherein the charging process can continue only if the locking mechanism is enabled.

US Pat. No. 10,340,711

FARADAY CAGE FOR WIRELESS CHARGING DEVICES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A wireless charging device comprising:a housing having a planar charging surface and one or more walls that define an interior cavity;
a transmitter coil arrangement positioned within the interior cavity, the transmitter coil arrangement including a plurality of transmitter coils positioned within the interior cavity in an overlapping arrangement such that different coils in the plurality of coils are on different planes and each of the plurality of transmitter coils has a central axis positioned a lateral distance away from the central axes of all other transmitter coils of the plurality of transmitter coils; and
a faraday cage enclosing the transmitter coil arrangement, the faraday cage comprising:
an electromagnetic shield positioned between the transmitter coil arrangement and a first shell;
an interconnection structure positioned within the interior cavity below the transmitter coil arrangement, the interconnection structure including a plurality of packaged electrical components mounted on the interconnection structure;
a ferromagnetic shield positioned between the transmitter coil arrangement and the interconnection structure; and
a conductive grounding fence disposed around a perimeter of the interconnection structure and between the electromagnetic shield and the interconnection structure.

US Pat. No. 10,340,710

CHARGING DEVICE FOR THE INDUCTIVE TRANSMISSION OF ELECTRICAL ENERGY AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE CHARGING DEVICE

AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)...

1. A charging device for inductive transmission of electric energy, comprising:a primary conductor arranged in a first housing, which produces energizing of an alternating magnetic field with an alternating current;
a power electronics device, which is electrically connected to the primary conductor and which is electrically connected to a power supply system with alternating current;
a drive means for moving the first housing from a first position to a second position, wherein the charging device is provided with a fault detection device, which detects whether the first housing is or is not moved when a movement operation has been initiated with the drive means, and which is configured, in the case when a movement of the first housing does not take place, although a movement operation has been initiated with the drive means, to control the power electronic device in such a way that the primary conductor is energized with an electric current to increase a temperature of the primary conductor in that the temperature of the primary conductor is below a predetermined first threshold temperature;
a temperature detection device for detecting the temperature of the primary conductor and of the first housing; and
the fault detection device, which receives the signals of the temperature detection device and which is configured, in the case when a movement of the housing does not take place although a movement operation has been initiated by the drive means, and the temperature of the first hosing is below the pre-determinable first threshold temperature, to exercise control with the power electronics device that is configured to exercise control so that the primary conductor is energized by an electric current in order to increase the temperature of the primary conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,340,709

ELECTRIC BATTERY RAPID RECHARGING SYSTEM INCLUDING A MOBILE CHARGING STATION HAVING A COOLANT SUPPLY LINE AND AN ELECTRICAL SUPPLY LINE

Lightening Energy, Dover...

1. A mobile charging station comprising:a base portion comprising:
a charging source providing an electrical charge;
a coolant source providing coolant;
a supply line connected to the charging source and the coolant source and extendible outside of the base portion; and
a connector fixed to an end of the supply line, the connector being configured for insertion into a receptacle of a military device, the supply line including a coolant supply line configured for delivering coolant from the coolant source to the connector, the supply line including an electrical supply line configured for delivering electrical charge from the charging source to the connector, the connector having both an electrical supply section connected to the electrical supply line for delivering the electrical charge and a coolant supply section connected to the coolant supply line for delivering the coolant, and the connector being configured for connecting to the military device, the mobile charging station being or included on or in a ground vehicle, an aircraft or a marine vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,340,708

BATTERY PACK

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A battery pack comprising:a battery comprising at least one battery cell;
a first switch electrically connected between the battery and an external terminal of the battery pack, and configured to be switched in response to a first control signal;
a capacitor configured to stabilize a switching state of the first switch;
a second switch electrically connected in parallel to the capacitor, and configured to be switched in response to a second control signal to discharge the capacitor when turned on; and
a battery protection unit configured to output the first and second control signals,
wherein the first switch is configured to be turned off when the second switch is turned on.

US Pat. No. 10,340,707

ADJUSTMENT OF STATES OF CHARGE OF BATTERY CELLS

AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)...

1. A method for the adjustment of states of charge of battery cells, comprising:determination of the states of charge of the battery cells that are operated electrically in parallel connection;
selection of those battery cells whose states of charge are to be adjusted in accordance with a predeterminable selection rule;
activation of those battery cells that are adjusted by means of a respective semiconductor switch of the battery cells and deactivation of the remaining battery cells by means of the semiconductor switches of the respective remaining battery cells;
carrying out the adjustment of the states of charge and monitoring the states of charge; and
termination of the adjustment of the states of charge when a predetermined state of charge has been attained by the activated battery cells.

US Pat. No. 10,340,706

ASSEMBLED BATTERY MONITORING APPARATUS AND ASSEMBLED BATTERY MONITORING SYSTEM

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An assembled battery monitoring apparatus comprising:a first operation functioning device that carries out a monitoring process on an assembled battery configured by a plurality of battery cells connected in series and communicates with a host controller through a communication input-and-output interface and a communication controller only in an ordinary operational timing in which the host controller controls an external power source to supply an operation power source;
a second operation functioning device that carries out a monitoring process on the assembled battery in response to a command received by the first operation functioning device from the host controller in the ordinary operational timing and in a non-ordinary operational timing in which the external power source stops supplying the operation power source;
a power supply switching device that performs switching so as to enable the assembled battery to supply the operation power source in the non-ordinary operational timing;
a first inner power circuit that is configured to receive a power supply from the external power source or the assembled battery to supply the operation power source to the first operation functioning device; and
a second inner power circuit that is configured to receive a power supply from the external power source or the assembled battery to supply the operation power source to the second operation functioning device,
wherein the power supply switching device stops the first inner power circuit from supplying the operational power source to the first operation functioning device in response to detecting a voltage drop in the external power source and changes a supply source of the operation power source in response to the command received by the first operation functioning device from the host controller.

US Pat. No. 10,340,705

WIRELESSLY RECHARGEABLE BATTERY AND COMPONENTS THEREOF

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A rechargeable battery comprising:a. first and second receiver coils having magnetic axes oriented transverse to one another;
b. a third receiver coil having a magnetic axis transverse to the magnetic axes of the first and second receiver coils; and
c. a cylindrical casing,
wherein the third receiver coil has a magnetic axis substantially parallel to a major axis of the cylindrical casing and the first, second and third receiver coils are inside the cylindrical casing.

US Pat. No. 10,340,704

SWITCH DEVICE WITH A WIDE BANDWIDTH

RichWave Technology Corp....

1. A switch device, comprising:a common terminal; and
a first selection circuit comprising:
a first primary switch comprising a plurality of first primary transistors coupled in series to the common terminal;
a first secondary switch coupled to the first primary switch and a first transmission terminal, the first secondary switch comprising a plurality of first secondary transistors coupled in series; and
a second secondary switch coupled to the first primary switch and a second transmission terminal, the second secondary switch comprising a plurality of second secondary transistors coupled in series;
wherein a number of the first secondary transistors and a number of the second secondary transistors are both greater than a number of the first primary transistors; and
wherein the plurality of first secondary transistors are turned on and turned off simultaneously, and the plurality of second secondary transistors are turned on and turned off simultaneously.

US Pat. No. 10,340,703

ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY AND METHOD OF STORING PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY

DYNAPOWER COMPANY LLC, S...

1. A power system for capturing low voltage energy from a power source, the power system comprising:the power source coupled to a DC bus;
a DC/DC power converter coupled to the DC bus and an energy storage device;
a power inverter coupled to the DC bus and an AC bus, wherein the power inverter has a wake up, or minimum operational, voltage being a voltage magnitude that a voltage at the DC bus must reach for the power inverter to be operational; and
a control system, the control system comprising one or more controllers configured to:
monitor a voltage produced by the power source;
determine whether the power source is producing a voltage greater than a first predetermined threshold, wherein the first predetermined threshold corresponds to an available power level that's equal to or greater than expected losses in the DC/DC power converter;
determine whether the power source is producing a voltage less than a second threshold when it is determined that the power source is producing a voltage greater than the first predetermined threshold, wherein the second predetermined threshold is equal to the wake up voltage of the power inverter;
when it is determined that the power source is producing a voltage between the first threshold and the second threshold:
control the DC/DC power converter to operate in an MPPT mode and store energy generated by the power source in the energy storage device; and
control the power inverter not to operate in an MPPT mode; and
when it is determined that the power source is producing a voltage greater than or equal to the second threshold:
control the power inverter to operate in an MPPT mode and supply the energy generated by the power source to a power grid through the AC bus; and
control the DC/DC power converter not to operate in an MPPT mode.

US Pat. No. 10,340,702

OPTIMIZER BATTERY PV ENERGY GENERATION SYSTEMS

SolarCity Corporation, S...

1. An energy generation system, comprising:a photovoltaic (PV) array comprising a plurality of PV modules for generating direct current (DC) power, wherein each PV module is a PV panel;
a plurality of Opti-battery packs coupled to the PV array, wherein each Opti-battery pack is coupled to a respective PV module and configured to receive DC power from the respective PV module, and wherein each Opti-battery pack is coupled to a different PV module; and
an inverter configured to receive DC power from the plurality of Opti-battery packs and to convert the DC power to alternating current (AC) power.

US Pat. No. 10,340,701

HYBRID POWER STORAGE APPARATUS

LSIS CO., LTD., Anyang-s...

1. A hybrid power storage apparatus storing electric power, comprising:a battery configured to store first electric power supplied to an electric power system and second electric power supplied therefrom;
an electric power conversion unit configured to convert the first electric power into an alternating current (AC) power and the second electric power into a direct current (DC) power; and
a control unit configured to receive electric power information of the electric power system from a server, and control charging or discharging of the battery and the electric power conversion unit so as to supply the first electric power to the electric power system or receive the second electric power supplied from the electric power system based on the electric power information,
wherein the control unit adjusts a frequency of the electric power when the frequency of the electric power varies with time, and adjusts a magnitude of the electric power when the frequency of the electric power is constant.

US Pat. No. 10,340,700

POWER REGULATION SYSTEM FOR ENERGY HARVESTERS

Analog Devices Global, H...

1. A wireless node comprising:a sensor configured to generate information indicative of at least one parameter;
a wireless transmitter coupled to the sensor and configured to wirelessly transmit the information indicative of the at least one parameter;
a plurality of energy harvesters including a first energy harvester;
a first regulator coupled to the first energy harvester and configured to receive power from the first energy harvester; and
a second regulator coupled to the plurality of energy harvesters and the first regulator, the second regulator being configured to selectively receive power from the first regulator and at least one of the plurality of energy harvesters and provide power to the wireless transmitter.

US Pat. No. 10,340,698

LARGE-SCALE SPACE-BASED SOLAR POWER STATION: PACKAGING, DEPLOYMENT AND STABILIZATION OF LIGHTWEIGHT STRUCTURES

California Institute of T...

1. A space-based solar power station comprising:a plurality of independently operable unconnected compactible satellite modules disposed in space in an orbital array formation, wherein each of the compactible satellite modules comprises:
a plurality of moveably interconnected structural elements each having a finite thickness and are foldable relative to each other along at least one fold axis via a slip-fold and are configured to slip relative to each other in a direction parallel to the at least one fold axis such that the dimensional extent of the satellite modules is compactible;
a plurality of independent power generation tiles disposed on each of the plurality of moveably interconnected structural elements, each of the independent power generation tiles having at least one photovoltaic cell and at least one power transmitter collocated thereon, the at least one photovoltaic cell and the at least one power transmitter in signal communication with each other such that an electrical current generated by the collection of solar radiation by the at least one photovoltaic cell powers the at least one power transmitter, and where each of the at least one power transmitters comprises:
an antenna configured to receive a radio frequency power signal; and
control electronics in signal communication with the antenna and configured to control the phase of the radio frequency power signal such that the at least one power transmitter is in phased signal coordination with at least one other power transmitter on the plurality of other power generation tiles thereby forming an independent phased array of power transmitters;
wherein the independent phased array of power transmitters is configured to transmit a power signal to a remote location.

US Pat. No. 10,340,697

MODULAR POWER GENERATION FACILITIES USING SHIPPING CONTAINER-BASED MODULES

PowerSecure, Inc., Wake ...

1. A multi-stack modular power generation facility, comprising:(a) a first plurality of primary modules, wherein the first plurality of primary modules are positioned in a first vertical stack of modules and are attached together to form a substantially modular first vertical enclosure for the generation of electricity, wherein each primary module includes eight primary corners and an interior space at least partially enclosed by a top wall, a floor, a side wall, and an end wall, and wherein the primary modules include:
(i) one or more gen-set modules, each having an engine-generator disposed in the interior thereof, and
(ii) a first switchgear module having first switchgear disposed in the interior thereof, wherein the first switchgear is ganged to at least one of the one or more gen-set modules in the first vertical stack of primary modules;
(b) a first control system in communication with each of the gen-set modules in the first vertical stack of primary modules to coordinate the engine-generators of the one or more gen-set modules as a unit and to control the loading of each of the generators in response to a power load demand, wherein the first control system is disposed in one or more of the primary modules of the first vertical stack with at least part of the first control system being disposed in the first switchgear module;
(c) a second plurality of primary modules, wherein the second plurality of primary modules are positioned in a second vertical stack of modules and are attached together to form a substantially modular second vertical enclosure for the generation of electricity, wherein each primary module includes eight primary corners and an interior space at least partially enclosed by a top wall, a floor, a side wall, and an end wall, and wherein the primary modules include:
(i) one or more gen-set modules, each having an engine-generator disposed in the interior thereof, and
(ii) a second switchgear module having switchgear disposed in the interior thereof, wherein the second switchgear is ganged to at least one of the one or more gen-set modules in the second vertical stack of primary modules; and
(d) a second control system in communication with each of the gen-set modules in the second vertical stack of primary modules to coordinate the engine-generators of the one or more gen-set modules as a unit and to control the loading of each of the generators in response to a power load demand, wherein the second control system is disposed in one or more of the primary modules of the second vertical stack with at least part of the second control system being disposed in the second switchgear module;
(e) wherein the second plurality of primary modules are disposed immediately adjacent the first plurality of primary modules such that the second vertical enclosure abuts the first vertical enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,340,696

MODULAR POWER GENERATION FACILITIES USING SHIPPING CONTAINER-BASED MODULES

PowerSecure, Inc., Wake ...

1. A method of erecting a modular power generation facility, comprising:(a) producing a plurality of primary modules, wherein each primary module including a housing that is adapted from an intermodal shipping container having four posts, a pair of top side rails, a pair of bottom side rails, a front sill, a rear sill, a top front rail, and a top rear rail, all of which are connected together at the eight primary corners by shipping container corner castings, wherein each primary module includes an interior space at least partially enclosed by a top wall, a side wall, and wherein the primary modules include:
(i) one or more gen-set modules, each having an engine-generator operatively installed in the interior thereof, and
(ii) a switchgear module having switchgear operatively installed in the interior thereof;
(b) shipping the plurality of primary modules, with the respective engine-generator or switchgear operatively installed therein, to an installation location;
(c) at the installation location, positioning the primary modules, with the respective engine-generator or switchgear operatively installed therein, in a vertical stack;
(d) attaching the primary modules, with the respective engine-generator or switchgear operatively installed therein, to one another in the vertical stack, thereby forming a substantially modular enclosure;
(e) interconnecting the engine-generators of the one or more gen-set modules with the switchgear of the switchgear module; and
(f) operating the engine-generators and the switchgear to provide electricity to a transformer connected to the switchgear in response to a power load demand.

US Pat. No. 10,340,695

BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE DESIGN WITH BLACK STARTING CAPABILITY

General Electric Company,...

1. A method for black-starting a power system using a battery energy storage system, the power system comprising one or more loads coupled to a system bus, the method comprising:obtaining, by the one or more controllers, a signal requesting a black-start of the power system using the battery energy storage system;
increasing, by one or more controllers, a system bus voltage to a nominal voltage level using the battery energy storage system for a start period according to a start ramp; and
maintaining, by one or more controllers, the system bus voltage at about the nominal voltage level using the battery energy storage system during a normal period following the start period, wherein the start period has a sync period and a nominal period, the system bus voltage is increased using the battery energy storage system to a sync threshold level during the sync period and the battery energy storage system comprises a plurality of battery energy storage units, each battery energy storage unit comprising one or more battery energy storage devices and an inverter, wherein during the sync period, a plurality of battery energy storage units are individually connected to the system bus per each battery storage unit's own criteria of bus voltage and phase.

US Pat. No. 10,340,694

HYBRID TACTICAL QUIET GENERATOR

Hamilton Sundstrand Corpo...

1. An Output Supply System (OSS) comprising:an Electric Power Generating System (EPGS), comprising;
a first Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machine (PMSM);
a first three-phase multifunction converter;
a first three-position switch;
a battery management system, wherein the PMSM, the first three-phase multifunction converter, the first three-position switch, and the battery management system are in electronic communication; and
a first tangible, non-transitory memory configured to communicate with a first controller, the first tangible, non-transitory memory having instructions stored thereon that, in response to execution by the first controller, cause the first controller to perform operations comprising:
receiving, by the first controller, at least one of an input from a first sensor or a first parameter;
determining, by the first controller, a second parameter based on the input of the first sensor;
selecting, by the first controller, a first configuration of the first three-phase multifunction converter and a position of the first three-position switch in response to at least one of the first parameter or the second parameter; and
commanding, by the first controller, the first three-position switch to at least one of a first position, a second position, or a third position and commanding the first configuration of the first three-phase multifunction converter.

US Pat. No. 10,340,693

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING ENERGY USING A HYDROGEN CYCLE

1. A system for providing electric power to a commercial military or industrial user, the system comprising:a renewable energy power generator;
a hydrogen generator electrically coupled to the renewable energy power generator;
a water source coupled to the hydrogen generator to supply water to the hydrogen generator;
a hydrogen fueled turbine generator coupled to the hydrogen generator;
a hydrogen storage system fluidly coupled to the hydrogen generator and the hydrogen fueled turbine generator; and
a control system communicatively coupled to the renewable energy power generator, the water source, the hydrogen generator and the hydrogen fueled turbine generator;
wherein the control system controls the hydrogen fueled turbine generator to produce at least a portion of the electric power when the renewable energy power generator is unable to produce the at least a portion of the electric power.

US Pat. No. 10,340,692

UNIVERSAL POWER CONTROL DEVICE

1. An electrical wiring device comprising:a housing assembly including a plurality of terminals at least partially disposed therein, the plurality of terminals being configured to be coupled to an AC power source and at least one electrical load;
a sensor element coupled to the plurality of terminals and configured to provide a sensor signal for monitoring at least one load power parameter of the at least one electrical load;
at least one variable control mechanism coupled to the housing assembly, the at least one variable control mechanism being configured to adjustably select a user adjustable load setting, the user adjustable load setting being adjustable between a minimum setting and a maximum setting;
at least one series pass element coupled between the AC power source and at least one electrical load, the at least one series pass element being configured to provide output power to the at least one electrical load in accordance with the user load setting, the output power being less than or equal to the AC power; and
a regulation circuit coupled to the sensor element and the at least one series pass element, the regulation circuit being configured to enter an automatic calibration mode when AC power is applied to at least a portion of the plurality of terminals, when in the automatic calibration mode the regulation circuit being configured to direct the at least one series pass element to provide a plurality of output power levels to the at least one load while monitoring the at least one load power parameter, the regulation circuit being configured to identify a load type based on variation in the at least one load power parameter in response to the plurality of output power levels, the regulation circuit selecting at least one calibration value based on the identified load type, the at least one selected calibration value corresponding to at least one setting between and including the minimum setting or the maximum setting.

US Pat. No. 10,340,691

RACK POWER DISTRIBUTION VIA MODULAR, EXPANDABLE BUS BAR FOR MODULAR AND SCALABLE/EXPANDABLE INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM

Dell Products, L.P., Rou...

1. A rack-based information handling system (IHS), comprising:a rack having a modular structure that supports insertion from a front of the rack of different numbers and sizes of information technology (IT) gear to create one or more IT nodes, the rack vertically provisioned into an upper standard zone, a switch zone, and a lower standard zone, the switch zone designed with at least one switch bay and at least one power bay, each of the at least one switch bay and the at least one power bay configured to enable insertion of a fill-width chassis, the upper standard zone and the lower standard zone each divided into tiers by shelves, the shelves including full-width shelfs providing full-width IT bays for insertion of full-width IT nodes and shelves including partitions defining partial-width bays for insertion of multiple side-by-side partial-width IT nodes;
a power bay chassis having an exterior casing and configured as a full width IT node for insertion into one of the at least one power bay chassis of the switch zone, the exterior casing presenting a volumetric enclosure with opposed side panels, a top and a bottom panel, and a back and a front side, the power bay chassis being a separate physical component from other IT nodes within the rack, the power bay chassis further comprising, within the volumetric enclosure, a plurality of power supply units that electrically connects to an alternating current (AC) switch to receive AC power, a power controller, and a power distribution unit (PDU) having a positive distribution conductor and a negative distribution conductor directed toward a rear of the rack, the PDU electrically connected to the one or more PSUs to receive direct current (DC) electrical power; and
a modular busbar assembly attached to the rear of the rack, the modular busbar assembly comprising (i) a first positive and a first negative vertical busbar segment extending vertically along a rear of the rack and in direct electrical connection, respectively, to the positive distribution conductor and to the negative distribution conductor of the PDU and spanning one or more nodes inserted into the rack to provide hot pluggable electrical power to an aft-directed connection of an IT node inserted into the rack and (ii) second, separate, positive and negative vertical busbar segments modularly attached to the first positive and negative vertical busbar segments, respectively, to electrically connect with the positive and negative distribution conductor, respectively, of the PDU, the second, separate positive and negative vertical busbar segments extending vertically and spanning at least one additional node that is vertically adjacent to the one or more nodes powered by the first positive and negative busbar segments to provide electrical power to the additional adjacent nodes.

US Pat. No. 10,340,690

INTERFERENCE SUPPRESSION STAGE AND POWER SUPPLY

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. An interference suppression stage (12) of a power supply (2), the interference suppression stage (12) comprising:an input (14) connected to an input module (4) of the power supply (2), the input module (4) connected to an electrical supply system (6),
an output (16) connected to an output module (8) of the power supply (2), the output module (8) connected to an electrical load (10),
at least two power paths (18a-c) connected in parallel between input (14) and output (16), wherein each of the power paths (18a-c) are configured to be switched between an active state (A) and an inactive state (I),
a control unit (20) configured to switch at least one of the power paths (18a-c) to the inactive state (I) in a saving mode (S),
wherein the control unit (20) switches different power paths (18a-c) alternately in time to inactive (I) in saving mode (S),
wherein the saving mode (S) is activated when the electrical current (E) flowing through the interference suppression stage (12) is below a limit current (G).

US Pat. No. 10,340,689

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR POWER MANAGEMENT

NXP B.V., Eindhoven (NL)...

1. A power management device, comprising:a first port configured to be coupled to a first power source;
a second port configured to be coupled to a second power source;
a switched capacitor converter;
an inductor coupled in parallel with a switch;
wherein the switched capacitor converter is coupled between the first port and one end of the inductor coupled in parallel with the switch;
wherein another end of the inductor coupled in parallel with the switch, is coupled to the second port;
a first power controller configured to regulate power transfer between the first power source and the second power source using commands sent to the first power source; and
a second power controller configured to regulate power transfer between the first power source and the second power source using commands sent to the switch.

US Pat. No. 10,340,688

MODULAR OVERVOLTAGE PROTECTION UNITS

RIPD IP ASSETS LTD, Nico...

1. A modular overvoltage protection unit comprising:a unit enclosure defining an enclosure cavity and having an integral DIN rail receiver channel;
first and second surge protection devices (SPDs) each disposed in the enclosure cavity, each of the first and second SPDs including:
a first electrode in the form of a metal housing defining a housing cavity;
a second electrode disposed within the housing cavity; and
a varistor member formed of a varistor material, wherein the varistor member is captured between and electrically connected with each of the first and second electrodes;
wherein the unit enclosure is configured to mount the overvoltage protection unit on a DIN rail such that the DIN rail is seated and secured in the DIN rail receiver channel to support the unit enclosure on the DIN rail; and
wherein the unit enclosure is DIN standard compliant.

US Pat. No. 10,340,687

ESD PROTECTION CIRCUIT AND METHOD WITH HIGH IMMUNITY TO HOT PLUG INSERTION AND OTHER TRANSIENT EVENTS

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. An electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection circuit, comprising:a first transistor, including a first drain terminal coupled with a protected pad, a first source terminal coupled with a voltage supply node, and a first control terminal coupled to a first control node;
a trigger circuit configured to turn on the first transistor to conduct a current from the protected pad to the voltage supply node in response to a first voltage rise in the protected pad at or above a first slew rate; and
a second circuit coupled between the first control node and the voltage supply node, the second circuit configured to reduce the voltage of the first control node in response to a second voltage rise of the first control node at a second slew rate below the first slew rate, the reduced voltage of the first control node partially reducing the current flow through the first transistor, the second circuit comprising:
a low pass filter circuit to provide a rising filter output signal at a first filter node responsive to the rises in the voltage of the first control node, the low pass filter circuit including a first filter resistor connected between the first control node and the first filter node, and a first filter capacitor connected between the first filter node and the voltage supply node, a filter time constant associated with the first filter resistor and the first filter capacitor of the low pass filter circuit is between 100 ns and 2 ?s.

US Pat. No. 10,340,686

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An electronic device having a circuit network therein and conducting at least one of power reception and communication with an external device through a wire harness, the electronic device comprising:a detection circuit detecting a voltage variation caused by a noise that has a frequency component near a resonance frequency and superimposes on at least one of the wire harness and the circuit network, the resonance frequency being determined based on a characteristic impedance of the wire harness and the circuit network;
a resonance frequency shift circuit shifting the resonance frequency by changing at least one of a capacitance and an inductance of the circuit network based on a level of the voltage variation detected by the detection circuit; and
a wiring passing from a connection to the wire harness to the resonance frequency shift circuit and connected to the detection circuit, wherein
the detection circuit is connected to the wiring that is included in the circuit network and to be connected to the wire harness,
the detection circuit detects the voltage variation caused in the wiring,
the detection circuit includes a first capacitor that is charged when a magnitude of the voltage variation is equal to or more than a predetermined voltage,
the resonance frequency shift circuit operates with a charged voltage of the first capacitor,
the detection circuit further includes a determining element that is connected between the wiring and the first capacitor, and determines that the magnitude of the voltage variation is equal to or more than the predetermined voltage,
the detection circuit further includes a discharge resistor that is connected to ground, is connected in parallel with the first capacitor, and discharges the first capacitor, and
the resonance frequency shift circuit includes a maintenance circuit that shifts the resonance frequency when the level of the voltage variation detected by the detection circuit is equal to or higher than a predetermined level and maintains the shifted resonance frequency for a predetermined period regardless of the level of the voltage variation detected by the detection circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,340,684

VOLTAGE DERIVATIVE AND ZERO-SEQUENCE BROKEN CONDUCTOR DETECTION

Schweitzer Engineering La...

1. A system for detecting a broken conductor, comprising:a plurality of circuit breakers in electrical communication with a conductor, wherein each circuit breaker is configured to open and close an electrical path of the conductor;
a plurality of intelligent electronic devices in communication with the plurality of circuit breakers and the conductor, such that each circuit breaker is in communication with at least one intelligent electronic device,
wherein each intelligent electronic device is configured to obtain electrical measurements from the conductor, determine phasor data from the measurements, and transmit the phasor data; and
a central controller device in communication with the plurality of intelligent electronic devices configured to receive the phasor data from the plurality of intelligent electronic devices and use the received phasor data to detect a broken conductor condition of the conductor by comparing a rate of change of voltage from the phasor data of each of the plurality of intelligent electronic devices.

US Pat. No. 10,340,683

LOAD-DRIVING INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A load-driving integrated circuit device comprising:a calculation control circuit unit that generates a load driving command Son that is a command signal for applying a power-source voltage to an electric load;
an opening/closing device unit that is connected in series with a negative-side load wiring lead or a positive-side load wiring lead of the electric load and has a plurality of semiconductor opening/closing devices;
a monitoring control circuit unit that makes the plurality of semiconductor opening/closing devices perform opening/closing operation in response to the load driving command Son; and
an opening/closing device integrated circuit in which the opening/closing device unit and the monitoring control circuit unit are integrated on a semiconductor chip,
wherein the opening/closing device unit has a plurality of opening/closing circuit units which are equal to or more than three opening/closing circuit units of a first opening/closing circuit unit, a second opening/closing circuit unit, and a third opening/closing circuit unit, which are connected in parallel with one another,
wherein each of the plurality of opening/closing circuit units has upper and lower opening/closing devices which form a pair of upper-side opening/closing device and lower-side opening/closing device which are connected in series with each other, and a connection point potential detection circuit that generates an output voltage corresponding to the potential of the connection point between the upper-side opening/closing device and the lower-side opening/closing device,
wherein the calculation control circuit unit has an application circuit selection calculator that selects an application circuit, which is an opening/closing circuit unit for performing on/off operation of a load current corresponding to the load driving command Son, from the plurality of opening/closing circuit units; in the case where it is determined based on an output voltage of the connection point potential detection circuit that a device disconnection abnormality or a device snort-circuit abnormality has occurred in the upper-side opening/closing device or the lower-side opening/closing device, the application circuit selection calculator removes an opening/closing circuit unit, in which an abnormality has occurred, from the application circuit, and includes an auxiliary circuit, which is a normal opening/closing circuit unit which is not selected as the application circuit, in the application circuit in the case where there is the auxiliary circuit, and
wherein the monitoring control circuit unit has an opening/closing signal selection circuit that distributes opening/closing command signals corresponding to the load driving command Son into the upper and lower opening/closing devices of the application circuit selected by the application circuit selection calculator.

US Pat. No. 10,340,682

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. An electronic device comprising:a wiring substrate including a land electrode;
an electronic component; and
an intermediate connection layer interposed between the wiring substrate and the electronic component, the intermediate connection layer including:
a first substrate defining an opening therein;
a second substrate, the first substrate being more rigid than the second substrate; and
a first conductor part on a first principal surface of the second substrate, the first conductor part including a fuse part at a position opposite the opening;
second and third conductor parts on respective opposed principal surfaces of the first substrate, wherein
the second substrate and the first substrate are electrically connected with each other via a conductive bond material,
the electronic component and the wiring substrate are electrically connected with each other via the intermediate connection layer, and
the first, second and third conductor parts each include a respective plurality of connection electrodes electrically insulated from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,340,681

POWER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM COMPRISING STATIC PROTECTING CIRCUIT AND RELATED METHOD OF OPERATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A power management system, comprising:a power converter, comprising:
a power stage configured to stabilize a direct current (DC) power supply voltage in response to an enable signal to generate a DC output voltage, and
a protecting circuit configured to:
detect a first state in which a switch node of the power stage is shorted to the DC power supply voltage, and in response thereto generate a protection signal indicating an abnormal state of the power stage;
detect a second state in which the switch node of the power stage is shorted to a ground voltage, and in response thereto generate the protection signal indicating the abnormal state of the power stage;
detect a third state in which an inductor in an inductor-capacitor circuit of the power stage is floated from the switch node of the power stage, and in response thereto generate a protection signal indicating the abnormal state of the power stage; and
detect a fourth state in which the DC power supply voltage is floated from the power stage, and in response thereto generate a protection signal indicating the abnormal state of the power stage; and
a main control circuit configured to generate the enable signal for the power converter based on the protection signal received from the power converter.

US Pat. No. 10,340,680

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SHUTTING DOWN AN INSTALLATION PART EXHIBITING AN INSULATION FAULT IN AN UNGROUNDED POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM

6. A device for shutting down an installation part (6) provided with connected equipment in an ungrounded power supply system (2) in case of an insulation fault in a direct-current circuit (8) connected to the installation part (6) to be shut down, comprising an insulation monitoring device (20) for determining an insulation resistance (Riso) of the ungrounded power supply system (2), characterized in that the insulation monitoring device (20) comprises a voltage measuring device (26) for determining a displacement direct voltage (Uv) between a respective outer conductor of the ungrounded power supply system (2) and ground and an evaluating device (28) for combined evaluation of the insulation-resistance value (Riso) and the displacement direct voltage (Uv).

US Pat. No. 10,340,679

HIGH-VOLUME DIRECT CURRENT POWER DISTRIBUTION AND FAULT PROTECTION

Astronics Advanced Electr...

1. A power distribution system, comprising:a high-voltage direct current unit (HVDCU) configured to receive high-frequency alternating current (AC) input power from a power source and including a power factor correction (PFC) unit and a DC-DC high-voltage converter;
wherein the PFC unit is configured to convert the high-frequency alternating current input power into an intermediate DC power and the DC-DC high voltage converter is configured to process the intermediate DC power into high-voltage distribution DC power, wherein the high voltage distribution DC power is of a lower voltage than the intermediate DC power;
a negative voltage distribution rail and a positive voltage distribution rail, together configured to supply the high-voltage distribution DC power to at least one control unit (CU);
wherein the negative distribution rail is configured to carry a voltage in a range of ?135 to ?200 VDC and the positive distribution rail is configured to carry a voltage in a range of +135 to +200 VDC power;
a resistor disposed between a frame and the negative voltage distribution rail and the positive voltage distribution rail and a ground fault detect unit configured to detect a voltage across the resistor that exceeds one of a upper threshold and a lower threshold indicating that a ground fault condition exists and cease power flow over the negative voltage distribution rail and the positive voltage distribution rail;
each CU being configured to convert the high-voltage DC power into output power compatible with at least one load and supply the output power to the loads associated with it; and
wherein the loads include at least one selected from the group consisting of electronic display, AC consumer power outlet, USB power outlet, passenger address system, wireless access point and personal electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,340,678

ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT BREAKER WITH PHYSICAL OPEN-CONTACT CONSTRUCTION AND FAIL-SAFE PROTECTION

21. A circuit breaker comprising:a pair of main contacts movable with respect to each other between a closed position wherein a line terminal and a load terminal are in electrical communication with each other via a main power circuit, and an open position wherein the line terminal and the load terminal are electrically isolated from each other;
a trip coil connected to at least one of said pair of main contacts, said trip coil causing said pair of main contacts to move from the closed position to the open position in response to a trip current, thereby tripping said circuit breaker;
a normally closed relay having a relay activating circuit and a switching circuit, the switching circuit defaulting to an on state, but being switchable to an off state when an activating power is supplied to the relay activating circuit, the switching circuit automatically returning to the on state when the activating power to the relay activating circuit is interrupted;
wherein an input of the switching circuit of said normally closed relay receives power from the main power circuit, downstream of said pair of main contacts, and an output of the switching circuit of said normally closed relay is electrically connected to said trip coil, such that the switching circuit of said normally closed relay provides the trip current to said trip coil when the switching circuit is in the on state, thereby tripping said circuit breaker, but ceases to provide the trip current to said trip coil when the switching circuit is in the off state, thereby allowing the line terminal and the load terminal to be in electrical communication with each other; and
a monitoring circuit receiving power from the main power circuit, upstream of said pair of main contacts, and being electrically connected to the relay activating circuit of the normally closed relay, said monitoring circuit supplying the activating power to the relay activating circuit so long as a determination is made that said circuit breaker is operating within acceptable parameters, and ceasing to supply the activating power to the relay activating circuit upon a determination being made that said circuit breaker is not operating within acceptable parameters, thereby tripping said circuit breaker.

US Pat. No. 10,340,677

FLEXIBLE ELECTRICAL CONTACT MODULE

NDI Engineering Company, ...

1. A system for conducting electricity, the system comprising a first body, a second body configured to move relative to the first body in a primary movement direction, and one or more electrical contact modules disposed between and in contact with the first body and the second body, each electrical contact module comprising:a plurality of laminations, each lamination comprising a metal sheet having a central longitudinal portion aligned on a first plane, a first plurality of fingers extending outward from the central longitudinal portion and aligned on a second plane angled relative to the first plane at a first angle, and a second plurality of fingers extending outward from the central longitudinal portion and aligned on a third plane angled relative to the first plane at an angle supplementary to the first angle, such that the lamination has an arrow shape from an end view, each pair of longitudinally adjacent fingers separated from one another by a gap; and
at least a first clamping bar and a second clamping bar parallel to the central longitudinal portions of the plurality of laminations and disposed to compressively hold the plurality of laminations together in a stack disposed between the clamping bars along a clamping axis disposed orthogonal to the primary movement direction, each lamination separated from an adjacent lamination in the stack by a shim having a thickness that defines a space between parallel fingers of the adjacent laminations.

US Pat. No. 10,340,676

ELECTRICAL DEVICE PROTECTIVE HOUSING

Titan3 Technology LLC, T...

1. A protective housing kit for an electrical device comprising:a baseplate including a first baseplate hinge component on a first baseplate side and a second baseplate hinge component on a second baseplate side;
a lid including a first lid hinge component on a first lid side and a second lid hinge component on a second lid side;
a first hinge pin with a first structural feature; and
a second hinge pin with a second structural feature distinct from the first structural feature,
wherein:
the first baseplate hinge component, the first lid hinge component, and the first hinge pin are configured to be assembled to form a first hinge that connects the baseplate and the lid;
the second baseplate hinge component, the second lid hinge component, and the second hinge pin are configured to be assembled to form a second hinge that connects the baseplate and the lid; and
the first baseplate side is adjacent and perpendicular to the second baseplate side.

US Pat. No. 10,340,674

REVERSIBLE CABLE SUPPORT BAR

1. A cable management tool, comprising: an elongated body portion having one or more sets of slots configured to be filled with cable ties, wherein each set of slots of the one or more sets of slots has at least two slots with a same shape; a first part extending from a first end of the body portion and configured to be attached to a chassis, wherein the first part includes: a first arm portion having a first length, a first U-shape slot on a first end of the first arm portion, a second U-shape slot on a second end of the first arm portion, wherein the first U-shape slot and the second U-shape slot have their openings point at opposite directions, thereby forming a first H-shape, and are configured to enable vertical movement of the first arm portion, and the first end and the second end are opposite ends of the first arm portion; a second part extending from a second end of the body portion and configured to be attached to the chassis, wherein the second part includes: a second arm portion having a second length, a third U-shape slot on a first end of the second arm portion, a fourth U-shape slot on a second end of the second arm portion, wherein the third U-shape slot and the fourth U-shape slot have their openings point at opposite directions, thereby forming a second H-shape, and are configured to enable vertical movement of the second arm portion, and the first end and the second end are opposite ends of the second arm portion, wherein the one or more sets of slots include a first set of vertical pairs of slots and a second set of horizontal pairs of slots, wherein the first set of vertical pairs of slots and the second set of horizontal pairs of slots include a same number of pairs of slots.

US Pat. No. 10,340,672

CONDUCTING WIRE END PORTION JOINING METHOD, AND CONDUCTING WIRE END PORTION JOINING STRUCTURE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A conducting wire end portion joining method for conductively joining together end portions of conducting wires each covered with an insulation coating,the conducting wire end portion joining method comprising:
aligning end portions of conducting wires with end portions of insulation coatings of the conducting wires while adjoining the insulation coatings of side surfaces of the end portions of two winding wires, and bringing end surfaces of the end portions of the conducting wires of the two winding wires into contact with a conductive coating material stored in an insulating cap having a property of shrinking when heated; and
shrinking the insulating cap by heating to fix the shrunken insulating cap around the insulation coatings of the end portions of the two winding wires, and joining together the end portions of the two winding wires by conductively connecting the conducting wires of the two winding wires via the hardened conductive coating material.

US Pat. No. 10,340,671

CONDUCTOR COVER APPLICATOR WITH SPOOL

Cantega Technologies Inc....

1. An applicator for applying a conductor cover to a cable, the applicator comprising:a structural element comprising a hot stick;
a spool connected to rotate relative to the structural element;
the conductor cover, which is tubular and split longitudinally to define a first longitudinal edge and a second longitudinal edge, the conductor cover being resilient to assume a tubular conformation, with the second longitudinal edge curled over the first longitudinal edge to overlap a portion of an exterior surface of the conductor cover, in a lowest energy state of the conductor cover, the spool to storing the conductor cover in a pre-application state where the conductor cover is flattened against the resiliency of the conductor cover and wrapped more than one time around the spool with the first longitudinal edge and the second longitudinal edge of the conductor cover spread open and perpendicular to a spool axis; and
a lock attached to the structural element or the spool, the lock holding the conductor cover wrapped around the spool in the pre-application state, the applicator being configured to, during use, unwind the conductor cover from the pre-application state on the spool to curl the second longitudinal edge over the first longitudinal edge into the tubular conformation around the cable.

US Pat. No. 10,340,670

LOW VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION INSTALLATION

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A low voltage electrical distribution installation comprising:at least one busbar linked electrically to a power supply busbar, or to an upstream protection switchgear, and to switchgears of an electrical equipment item,
wherein, for each of at least two bars, an insulating support configured to house said bar over substantially all of its length, each insulating support comprising a clip and a runner being configured to fix the respective insulating support to another adjacent insulating support, the number of insulating supports being able to be adapted to demand, each insulating support situated at the end of a group of insulating supports, being configured to be fixed to at least one upright belonging to a device housing the switchgear, via at least one crossmember extending substantially at right angles to the longitudinal direction of said corresponding bar, said at least one crossmember being fixed to the upright(s), and to said insulating support so as to offer total accessibility to the connection surface of the bar and such that the assembly comprising the upright(s), the crossmember(s) and the insulating supports housing the bars, forms a rigid assembly,
wherein said clip provided on each insulating support is integrated with the insulating support and configured to cooperate with a runner on an adjacent insulating support, and said runner provided on each insulating support is configured to cooperate with a clip on an adjacent insulating support.

US Pat. No. 10,340,669

POWER DISTRIBUTION LOOP WITH FLOW-THROUGH JUNCTION LOCATIONS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A data center comprising:computing rooms;
electrical rooms comprising electrical equipment configured to distribute electrical power to the computing rooms; and
an electrical power distribution loop electrically coupled to a utility power source, wherein the electrical power distribution loop comprises feed-through junction locations, each junction location comprising:
a bus connected at a first end and a second end to the electrical power distribution loop;
a tap electrically coupled to the bus between the first end and the second end; and
a disconnect switch electrically coupled downstream of the tap;
wherein a particular one of the junction locations is configured to flow electrical power while a particular one of the electrical rooms is being connected to or disconnected from the particular one of the junction locations, such that electrical power flow through the electrical power distribution loop to electrical rooms electrically coupled to other ones of the junction locations is not interrupted.

US Pat. No. 10,340,668

STACKABLE MODULE

1. A stackable module with a housing provided to hold an electric/electronic component and with a clamping device for attaching to a support rail,wherein the clamping device has two latching/gripping hooks, which are displaceable in mutually opposite directions between an open position and a fastening position,
and a force deflection mechanism to adjust the latching/gripping hooks between the open position and the fastening position, that is actuable by means of an actuating element, and able to be subjected to an actuating force from an outer side,
wherein the latching/gripping hooks bound a free opening distance which, for release fastening to the support rail, is greater in the open position and smaller in the fastening position than a provided support rail extent, and
wherein the force deflection mechanism has an actuating-element-side deflection profile and a hook-side displacement part, which has a deformation portion which is deformable by a displacement force in order to generate a hook-side displacement, wherein between the deflection profile and the deformation portion, a sliding contact is able to be formed, at which the deformation portion is able to be subjected to the displacement force via the deflection profile.

US Pat. No. 10,340,667

SPARK PLUG

NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.,...

1. A spark plug comprising:an insulator having an axial hole extending along an axial line from a front side to a rear side;
a center electrode disposed on the front side of the axial hole;
a metal terminal disposed on the rear side of the axial hole; and
a resistor disposed between the metal terminal and the center electrode in the axial hole so as to be electrically connected to the metal terminal and the center electrode, wherein
the resistor is in contact with an inner circumferential surface of the insulator, and,
on a cross section taken along the axial line so as to include the axial line,
in a case where
a plurality of points are plotted at predetermined intervals in a direction of the axial line so as to be present on a partial boundary line, within an arbitrary range in the direction of the axial line, of a boundary line between the insulator and the resistor, and
a regression line is drawn by a least-squares method with use of the plurality of points,
an average value of distances in a direction perpendicular to the regression line between the regression line and the partial boundary line is 0.1 to 0.3 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,340,666

SPARK PLUG

NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.,...

1. A spark plug, comprising:an insulator having an axial hole extending along an axial line;
a center electrode disposed within the axial hole;
a tubular metallic shell disposed around an outer circumference of the insulator; and
a ground electrode having a tip-joining surface and a base end that is fixed to the tubular metallic shell, the ground electrode including a noble metal tip that is joined to the tip-joining surface via a fused portion so as to face an end face of the center electrode and to protrude toward the end face, the noble metal tip having an elliptic cylindrical shape,
wherein, when the noble metal tip is projected onto a projection plane parallel to the tip-joining surface, the noble metal tip has an elliptical shape in the projection plane, and
wherein, when the ground electrode is also projected onto the projection plane, an angle of 45° or less is formed between a major axis of the elliptical shape of the noble metal tip in the projection plane and a straight line that extends in a lengthwise direction of the ground electrode and passes through a center of the noble metal tip in the projection plane.

US Pat. No. 10,340,665

SPARK PLUG HAVING AN INCREASED TIGHTENING TORQUE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A spark plug, comprising:an insulator;
a casing including a sealing surface; and
a gasket which rests against the sealing surface;
wherein the sealing surface includes a plurality of recesses, wherein a form-locked connection is present between the recesses and the gasket.

US Pat. No. 10,340,664

CORONA IGNITION DEVICE

BorgWarner Ludwigsburg Gm...

1. A corona ignition device, comprising:a central electrode;
an insulator in which the central electrode sits;
a coil connected to the central electrode;
a housing which holds the insulator and surrounds the coil;
a cover which closes the housing at an end facing away from the insulator; and
a spring arranged between the cover and the coil, wherein the spring comprises a metal plate having spring lugs.

US Pat. No. 10,340,663

QUANTUM CASCADE LASER

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A quantum cascade laser comprising:a semiconductor substrate; and
an active layer that is disposed on the semiconductor substrate and has a cascade structure, in which a plurality of unit layered bodies, each composed of a quantum well light emitting layer and an injection layer, are stacked such that the quantum well light emitting layers and the injection layers are alternately stacked,
wherein each of the plurality of unit layered bodies has a subband level structure having an upper laser emission level, a lower laser emission level, and a relaxation miniband that is composed of at least two energy levels which function as relaxation levels with an energy spacing smaller than the energy difference (EUL) between the upper laser emission level and the lower laser emission level,
the energy width (EMB) of the relaxation miniband is set to be smaller than the energy (ELO?EUL) obtained by subtracting the energy difference (EUL) between the upper laser emission level and the lower laser emission level from the energy (ELO) of longitudinal optical phonons (EMB light is generated due to intersubband transition of electrons from the upper laser emission level to the lower laser emission level in the quantum well light emitting layer, and
the electrons subjected to the intersubband transition are relaxed in the relaxation miniband included in the injection layer and are injected from the injection layer into a quantum well light emitting layer in the unit layered body at a subsequent stage.

US Pat. No. 10,340,662

QUANTUM CASCADE LASER

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A quantum cascade laser comprising:a first electrode;
a first contact layer that is in contact with the first electrode and is made of a first compound semiconductor;
a second electrode having a polarity opposite to that of the first electrode;
a second contact layer that is in contact with the second electrode and is made of a second compound semiconductor; and
an active layer disposed between the first contact layer and the second contact layer and including two or more active layer units, wherein
each of the active layer units includes one or more quantum well layers made of a third compound semiconductor and one or more barrier layers made of a fourth compound semiconductor, and each of the quantum well layers and each of the barrier layers are alternately stacked,
the third compound semiconductor is Alx3Iny3Ga(1-x3-y3)N (0?x3?1, 0?y3?1),
the fourth compound semiconductor is Alx4Iny4Ga(1-x4-y4)N (0?x4?1, 0?y4?1),
the fourth compound semiconductor has a band gap energy higher than that of the third compound semiconductor,
at least one of the barrier layers has a thickness of 1.8 nm or more, and
a main surface of each of the quantum well layers and a main surface of each of the barrier layers have an off-angle of ±1° with respect to a (1?100) orientation.

US Pat. No. 10,340,661

ELECTRO-OPTICAL DEVICE WITH LATERAL CURRENT INJECTION REGIONS

International Business Ma...

1. A lateral current injection electro-optical device comprising:an active region comprising a stack of III-V semiconductor gain materials stacked along a stacking direction z, the active region formed as a slab having two pairs of opposite, lateral surface portions, each extending parallel to said stacking direction z,
wherein the slab is a form factor, whereby a length of the slab is larger than a width thereof,
wherein said width, said length, and said stacking direction z are perpendicular; and
two paired elements, including:
a pair of doped layers of III-V semiconductor materials, including an n-doped layer and a p-doped layer,
wherein the p-doped layer and the n-doped layer are arranged on respective sides of the slab, contiguously with the opposite, lateral surface portions of one of said two pairs of lateral surface portions,
wherein a maximum length of each of the p-doped layer and the n-doped layer is less than a length of said opposite, lateral surface portions of said one of said two pairs, and
wherein each of the p-doped layer and the n-doped layer comprises, on a top surface portion thereof, a recess extending laterally along the slab and parallel to its length, so as for the active region and the contiguous pair of doped layers to have a rib waveguide configuration; and
a pair of lateral waveguide cores,
wherein the lateral waveguide cores are laterally butt-jointed to the opposite, lateral surface portions of the other one of said two pairs of surface portions, and
wherein the two paired elements are laterally arranged on opposite sides of the slab, the elements distinctly adjoining respective elements of the lateral surface portions of the slab such that the elements are separated from each other by the slab.

US Pat. No. 10,340,660

SEMICONDUCTOR TUNABLE LASER PACKAGE WITH TUNABLE OPTICAL FILTERS SUBASSEMBLY

NeoPhotonics Corporation,...

1. A tunable laser assembly comprising:a housing comprising a plurality of walls forming an interior space within the plurality of walls and extending from a first end to a second end along an axis;
an electrical input interface positioned at the first end of the housing and configured to receive an information-containing electrical signal;
an optical output interface positioned at the second end of the housing and configured to transmit a laser beam along the axis;
a semiconductor laser positioned in the interior space of the housing and operable to emit the laser beam along the axis, wherein the semiconductor laser is configured to a select the wavelength of the laser beam emitted thereby in response to the information-containing electrical signal received by the electrical input interface;
an optical isolator positioned exterior of the housing along the axis to receive the laser beam from the optical output interface to at least prevent light from reflecting back into the interior space of the housing; and
a piezoelectric transducer positioned exterior of the housing and coupled to the optical isolator, wherein the piezoelectric transducer is configured to provide dithering during frequency tuning of the laser beam.

US Pat. No. 10,340,659

ELECTRONICALLY PUMPED SURFACE-EMITTING PHOTONIC CRYSTAL LASER

Conary Enterprise Co., Lt...

1. An electrically pumped surface-emitting photonic crystal laser, comprising:a substrate having a top surface and a bottom surface;
a first cladding layer arranged on said top surface of the substrate;
an active layer with a quantum structure arranged on said first cladding layer;
a second cladding layer arranged on said active layer;
a contact layer arranged on said second cladding layer in a shape of mesa and including a plurality of holes to form a photonic crystal structure, said photonic crystal structure further having a first area on a top surface thereof;
an electrical currents confining structure arranged on said photonic crystal structure and on said active layer and including an opening corresponding to said first area on the photonic crystal structure, so as to confine electrical currents within the first area;
a transparent conducting layer arranged on said electrical currents confining structure and including a second area on a top surface thereof, covering said first area of the photonic crystal structure and having said second area vertically aligned with said first area;
a metal anode arranged on said transparent conducting layer with an aperture aligned with said second area of the transparent conducting layer to avoid blocking the first area; and
a metal cathode arranged under said bottom surface of the substrate;
whereby the metal anode, the transparent conducting layer, the electrical currents confining structure and the metal cathode are arranged correspondingly for electrically pumping the quantum structure, and then the photonic crystal structure surface-emits laser through the first area, the opening of the electrical currents confining structure and the second area of the transparent conducting layer to the aperture of the metal anode.

US Pat. No. 10,340,658

LASER SYSTEM FOR ATOMIC CLOCKS AND SENSORS

AOSense, Inc., Sunnyvale...

1. A system, comprising:a single laser, wherein a central optical frequency of laser light of the single laser can be tuned;
an intensity splitter, wherein the laser light is split along a first optical path and a second optical path using the intensity splitter;
a modulator disposed in the first optical path, wherein a portion of the laser light is subjected to the modulator with the modulator disposed to generate a frequency-shifted sideband from some or all of the portion of the laser light subjected to the modulator, with the frequency-shifted sideband shifted by an adjustable frequency source, resulting in an adjustable frequency offset between the frequency-shifted sideband and an unmodulated carrier propagating in the second optical path, and
a feedback-based lock controller, wherein the feedback-based lock controller locks the optical frequency of the frequency-shifted sideband to a repumping transition for atom cooling.

US Pat. No. 10,340,657

LASER DEVICE

1. A laser device, comprisinga tunable laser comprising a laser cavity and a laser control module placed outside the laser cavity,
wherein:
the tunable laser is configured to generate laser light having a center frequency,
the laser control module is configured to receive at least a portion of the laser light generated by the laser, to generate a control signal and to feed the control signal back to the laser for stabilizing the frequency, and
the laser control module comprises an interferometer comprising interferometer mirrors and a tunable interferometer length, wherein the interferometer length is tunable by an actuator arranged between the interferometer mirrors and by thermal variation.

US Pat. No. 10,340,656

SEMICONDUCTOR LASER SOURCE

1. A semiconductor laser source able to emit at least one optical signal of wavelength ?Li, said laser source comprising:a substrate made of silicon extending mainly in a plane called the “plane of the substrate”;
a structured layer formed on an upper face of the substrate made of silicon and having an upper face on the opposite side to the substrate made of silicon, said structured layer comprising:
a passive optical component chosen from a group consisting of an optical reflector and a waveguide, said passive optical component being encapsulated in silica or produced on a silica layer; and
at least one pad extending from a lower face, making direct contact with the substrate made of silicon, to an upper face flush with the upper face of the structured layer, said pad being made entirely from a material the thermal conductivity at 20° C. of which is higher than the thermal conductivity at 20° C. of silica, in order to form a thermal bridge through the structured layer; and
an optical amplifier made of III-V material configured, when supplied with power, to amplify the optical signal of wavelength ?Li, said optical amplifier being bonded directly, by direct bonding, to the upper face of the structured layer so that the optical signal amplified by the optical amplifier is reflected or guided by said passive optical component, said optical amplifier being bonded directly, by direct bonding, at least partially to the upper face of the pad in order to dissipate heat generated by the optical amplifier to the substrate made of silicon, wherein
the pad is produced from silicon nitride, and
the passive optical component is disposed directly below, in a direction perpendicular to the plane of the substrate, the optical amplifier and is narrower than the optical amplifier in a dimension parallel to the plane of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,340,655

OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE AS AMPLIFIER FIBRE FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE OPERATION

1. A laser/amplifier device comprising a laser, an amplifier fiber and a pump light source, wherein the pump light source optically pumps the amplifier fiber and wherein the amplifier fiber amplifies the radiation of the laser-propagating therein, wherein the core of the amplifier fiber guiding the laser radiation, at least in sections, is doped with rare earth ions, wherein the maximum small signal gain of the amplifier fiber is up to 60 dB on account of at least one of the concentration of the rare earth ions and the distribution thereof in the light-guiding core, and wherein the mean power of the laser radiation at the output of the amplifier fiber is at least 100 W.

US Pat. No. 10,340,654

LASER APPARATUS AND EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT GENERATING SYSTEM

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. A laser apparatus comprising:a light source configured to output excitation light;
an optical resonator in which laser medium is excited by the excitation light, the optical resonator being configured to output laser beam;
a temperature regulator configured to adjust temperature of the light source to a standard temperature;
an attenuator configured to limit output power of the laser beam transmitted by the attenuator;
an optical detector configured to detect the output power of the laser beam transmitted by the attenuator; and
a controller configured to
calculate output power of the laser beam outputted from the optical resonator based on both the detected output power of the laser beam transmitted by the attenuator and transmittance of the attenuator for the laser beam,
change the standard temperature based on a relationship between the calculated output power of the laser beam and the temperature of the light source when the calculated output power of the laser beam is equal to or lower than a threshold output power, and
change the transmittance of the attenuator for the laser beam when the calculated output power of the laser beam is equal to or lower than a second threshold output power, the second threshold output power being higher than the threshold output power.

US Pat. No. 10,340,653

SOLID-STATE LASER FOR LIDAR SYSTEM

Luminar Technologies, Inc...

1. A lidar system comprising:a solid-state laser configured to emit pulses of light, wherein the solid-state laser comprises a passively Q-switched laser comprising a gain medium and a saturable absorber, wherein the saturable absorber is bonded to the gain medium;
a scanner configured to scan the emitted pulses of light across a field of regard;
a receiver configured to detect at least a portion of the scanned pulses of light scattered by a target located a distance from the lidar system; and
a processor configured to determine the distance from the lidar system to the target based at least in part on a round-trip time of flight for an emitted pulse of light to travel from the lidar system to the target and back to the lidar system.

US Pat. No. 10,340,652

LASER DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DRIVING LASER DEVICE

LUTRONIC CORPORATION, Go...

1. A laser apparatus, comprising:a pumping laser supply unit emitting a pumping laser having a nano-second pulse width; and
a laser output unit disposed on one side of the pumping laser supply unit and generating an output laser pumped by the pumping laser to have a nano-second pulse width corresponding to the pulse width of the pumping laser,
wherein the laser output unit comprises an output laser medium that comprises Er:YAG and the pumping laser supplied to the laser output unit has a wavelength of 630-670 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,340,651

LIDAR SYSTEM WITH OPTICAL TRIGGER

Luminar Technologies, Inc...

1. A lidar system comprising:a light source configured to emit a ranging pulse of light that is directed into a field of regard of the lidar system, wherein the light source comprises a seed laser diode configured to produce a seed pulse of light and an optical amplifier configured to amplify the seed pulse of light to produce the ranging pulse of light;
a fiber-optic splitter located within the light source, wherein the fiber-optic splitter is configured to split off a portion of the ranging pulse of light to produce a trigger pulse of light that is directed to a receiver of the lidar system;
the receiver, wherein the receiver is configured to:
detect, at a first time, at least a portion of the trigger pulse of light; and
detect, at a second time subsequent to the first time, a portion of the ranging pulse of light scattered by a target located a distance from the lidar system; and
a processor configured to determine the distance from the lidar system to the target based at least in part on the first time and the second time.

US Pat. No. 10,340,650

NEAR-FIELD ELECTRON LASER

1. A near-field electron laser producing laser light from the near-field energy of vibrating electrons, comprising a light source and a sealed container; wherein the working medium of the laser is electron; the interior of the sealed container is filled with an electron gas, the light source produces an incident light which is a parallel monochromatic light or a laser light, the average distance between electrons in the sealed container is much smaller than the wavelength of the incident light, the electron number density is much greater than the negative third power of the wavelength of the incident light, and the product of the number of electrons in the sealed container and the distance between the electrons is much greater than the wavelength of the incident light, so that the vibrating electrons are in the near-field of each other; the electric field intensity direction of the incident light and the electric moments of the vibrating electrons are in the same radial straight line and in the same direction, and there exists a radial attractive force among the vibrating electrons; the radial attractive force among the vibrating electrons is controlled by controlling the charge amount and amplitude of an accelerating charge that produces the incident light and the distance between the light source and the vibrating electrons, so that the average kinetic energy of the electrons for thermal motion is reduced to nearly zero, and cause the electrons to vibrate in the same radial straight line and in the same direction and have a constant frequency, amplitude and phase difference, and the interference effects of the radiation of various vibrating electrons are used to obtain a stronger directionality and intensity to form a laser light;the incident light is produced by a vibrating electric dipole with a radiated electric field of E(t):where Q is charge amount, a is amplitude, ? is frequency, ?0 is a vacuum dielectric constant, c is a vacuum light speed, and R is the distance from an observation point to the centre of the vibrating electric dipole.

US Pat. No. 10,340,649

C-BAND AND L BAND AMPLIFIER DESIGN WITH INCREASED POWER EFFICIENCY AND REDUCED COMPLEXITY

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. An improved optical transmission system for carrying C-band and L-band optical signals, the system having a C-band optical path including a C-band optical amplifier and an L-band optical path including an L-band optical amplifier, wherein the C-band optical path and the L-band optical path are substantially isolated from one another, said system including an input optical path and an optical circulator, said input optical path in optical communication with the optical circulator, the circulator in further optical communication with the C-band optical path and the L-band optical path, said system including an output optical path and a second circulator, said second optical circulator in optical communication with the C-band optical path at a point in the path after the C-band optical amplifier, said second optical circulator in optical communication with the L-band optical path at a point in the path before the L-band optical amplifier, and said optical circulator in optical communication with the output path,said system CHARACTERIZED IN THAT:the system is configured such that a pre-determined amount of C-band optical energy is applied to an input of the L-band optical amplifier;
the amount of C-band optical energy applied to the input is the L-band optical amplifier is more than 1% but less than 10% of the total C-band optical energy and is between 5 to 25 dB less than the power level of an L-band signal input to the L-band optical amplifier;
the optical circulator is configured to apply the pre-determined amount of C-band optical energy to the L-band optical path such that it is received by the L-band optical amplifier;
the optical circulator directs a portion of the C-band optical energy output from the C-band optical amplifier to an input of the L-band optical amplifier; and
no optical isolators are interposed between the circulators and the amplifiers.

US Pat. No. 10,340,648

CABLE CONNECTOR CLOCKING DEVICE AND RELATED COMPONENTS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. A clocking assembly for cable connectors comprising:at least one socket adapter sub-assembly comprising:
a socket portion having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is configured to be connected to a cable connector;
an adapter portion comprising:
a generally cylindrical body portion having a first end and a second end, wherein the second end of the socket portion is connected to the first end of the cylindrical body portion; and
at least one indicium proximate to the first end of the cylindrical body portion configured to indicate a clock angle of the cable connector when the cable connector is connected to the socket portion; and
a fastener fixedly securing the socket portion to the adapter portion, the fastener extending through an opening in the cylindrical body portion of the adapter portion, the fastener comprising a spindle portion having a first non-circular cross-section and the opening in the cylindrical body portion having a second non-circular cross-section configured to prevent rotation of the fastener with respect to the adapter portion; and
an adapter holder sub-assembly comprising:
at least one clamp portion configured to receive the adapter portion of the socket adapter sub-assembly within the at least one clamp portion; and
a face portion having a plurality of indicia indicative of different clock angles, wherein:
the at least one clamp portion has an unclamped configuration, in which the at least one socket adapter sub-assembly is rotatable to align the indicium of the adapter portion with an indicium of the plurality of indicia of the face portion; and
the at least one clamp portion has a clamped configuration, in which the at least one socket adapter sub-assembly is retained with the indicium of the adapter portion aligned with an indicium of the plurality of indicia of the face portion.

US Pat. No. 10,340,647

METHOD OF CONSTRUCTING A SOLDERLESS DC CABLE

TRISIMIAN, LLC, Raleigh,...

1. A method for constructing a solderless DC cable comprising the steps:a. providing a cable operative to transmit a DC current, said cable having a conductive inner core, a core insulator wrapped about said inner core, a metal conductive shield formed about said core insulator and a shearable outer jacket;
b. providing first and second plugs, said first and second plugs being operatively functional as conventional 2.1 mm male connectors, each respective first and second plug having an outer barrel portion defining a proximal end and a distal end, said barrel portion having an external male sleeve portion extending from the distal end thereof, said barrel portion further defining a threaded axial passageway extending into the proximal side thereof, said external sleeve, barrel portion and threaded portion all being in electrical communication relative one another, each respective first and second plug further having an internal pin assembly disposed within said barrel portion of said plug whereby said internal pin assembly includes a distally extending conductive sleeve and further including a conductive pin extending proximally therefrom and into said threaded axial passageway, each respective first and second plug further having a non-conductive electrically insulated sleeve disposed between and separating said barrel portion and distal male sleeve extending therefrom from said internal pin assembly;
c. defining a first respective end of said cable provided in step a) and inserting said end within said axial passageway of a respective one of said plugs provided in step b);
d. rotating said plug upon said end of said cable such that said threads within said axial passageway shear said outer jacket of said cable such that said threads of said barrel portion electrically contact said metal conductive shield of said cable, said end of said cable being advanced within said axial passageway to a degree sufficient for said pin of said internal pin assembly to establish electric communication with said inner core of said cable;
e. defining a second respective end of said cable provided in step a) and inserting said second end within said axial passageway of said respective other of said plugs provided in step b); and
f. rotating said respective other plug upon said second end of said cable such that said threads within said axial passageway shear said outer jacket of said cable such that said threads of said barrel portion electrically contact said metal conductive shield of said cable, said second end of said cable being advanced within said axial passageway to a degree sufficient for said pin of said internal pin assembly to establish electric communication with said inner core of said cable.

US Pat. No. 10,340,646

ELECTRICAL ADAPTER WITH INTEGRAL CONNECTOR

Cordelia Lighting Inc., ...

1. An adapter for use with an Edison lamp holder having electrical conductors and threads therein, comprising:an exterior housing having an internal space leading to an open bottom, wherein the bottom further includes a radial flange;
an internal housing having a ball shaped top and a connector bottom having electrical contacts therein, and having a center electrical conductor extending out from the ball shaped top of the internal housing;
a biasing means disposed inside the internal housing for biasing the center electrical conductor out of the internal housing;
lateral electrical conductors disposed within the internal space of the exterior housing, wherein each of the lateral conductors includes a resilient upper groove detent and a resilient lower groove detent;
wherein the internal housing translates within the exterior housing such that the ball shape top selectively engages either the upper groove detent or the lower groove detent; and
wherein when the ball shaped top engages the upper groove detent, the lateral electrical conductors and the center electrical conductor are in contact with the electrical conductors inside the lamp holder.

US Pat. No. 10,340,645

MULTIFUNCTIONAL SOCKET

Bestore Europe Holding Gm...

1. A multifunctional socket, comprising: a main socket module and at least two functional device modules,wherein the functional device modules and the main socket module can be assembled in any manner, at least one of the functional device modules is detachably connected to the main socket module, adjacent functional device modules are detachably connected, the at least one of the functional device modules and the main socket module are electrically connected, and the adjacent functional device modules are electrically connected,
the functional device module comprises a wireless charging module, and the wireless charging module comprises a wireless charging base,
a peripheral side of the wireless charging module is provided with a slide rail, a storage member is slidably arranged on the slide rail, the storage member is provided with a storage compartment, and the wireless charging base is arranged on a bottom surface of the storage compartment.

US Pat. No. 10,340,644

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING CONNECTOR DEVICE AND A PLUG CONNECTOR AND A RECEPTACLE CONNECTOR THEREOF

CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUS...

1. An electric vehicle charging connector device and a plug connector and a receptacle connector thereof, wherein the plug connector is docked with the receptacle connector, wherein:the plug connector includes:
a first insulating body having a first outer ring base and a first inner ring base inside the first outer ring base, the first inner ring base protruding towards the first outer ring base to form a plurality of columns extending longitudinally, each two of the plurality of the columns defining a guiding groove therebetween;
a first circuit board disposed at a side of the first insulating body and having a plurality of first through holes each located corresponding to the guiding groove;
a plurality of contact terminals each inserted in the guiding groove and in each of the plurality of the first through holes of the first circuit board;
a first electrode unit disposed inside the first insulating body, and including a first conducting sleeve and a second conducting sleeve, the first conducting sleeve being positively charged, the second conducting sleeve being negatively charged; and
a first jumper unit electrically connected with the first electrode unit and including a first jumper body and a second jumper body, the first jumper body being riveted to the first conducting sleeve and the second jumper body being riveted to the second conducting sleeve;
the receptacle connector includes:
a second insulating body having a second outer ring base and an inner side of the second outer ring base defined with an outer ring groove, a retaining wall rising from a middle of the outer ring groove, the retaining wall extending laterally to form a stair surface, a plurality of slits disposed on the stair surface;
a second circuit board disposed at a side of the second insulating body and having a plurality of second through holes located corresponding to the plurality of the slits;
a plurality of docking terminals each abutting on the retaining wall and inserted in each of the plurality of the second through holes of the second circuit board through each of the plurality of the slits;
a second electrode unit disposed inside the second insulating body, and including a third conducting sleeve and a fourth conducting sleeve, the third conducting sleeve being negatively charged, the fourth conducting sleeve being positively charged; and
a second jumper unit electrically connected with the second electrode unit and including a third jumper body and a fourth jumper body, the third jumper body being riveted to the third conducting sleeve and the fourth jumper body being riveted to the fourth conducting sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,340,643

CHARGING CONNECTOR

HORIZON CO., LTD., Nagan...

1. A charging connector comprising: a pair of power supply terminals for pinching power supply terminals of a Type-C plug connector complying with the USB connector standard from both sides, and a pair of grounding terminals for pinching grounding terminals of the plug connector from both sides; whereinthe power supply terminals and the grounding terminals are configured by fork terminals;
the power supply terminals are mutually connected through a cooling plate which is provided with a soldering terminal at opposite side of the fork terminals;
the grounding terminals are mutually connected through a cooling plate which is provided with a soldering terminal at opposite side of the fork terminals;
one of the soldering terminals is located at an upper side of a circuit board to which the charging connector is to be connected; and
the other of the soldering terminals is located at a lower side of the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,340,642

FUSE-EQUIPPED HERMETIC TERMINAL

SCHOTT Japan Corporation,...

1. A fuse-equipped hermetic terminal comprising:a housing provided with a hollow portion and a pair of through holes located with the hollow portion being interposed therebetween;
a conductive pin extending through the housing via the pair of through holes and the hollow portion; and
a pair of insulating sealing materials that each hermetically seal a gap between the conductive pin and a corresponding one of the pair of through holes,
wherein:
the conductive pin includes an inner pin, an outer pin, and a fuse element that bridges between the inner pin and the outer pin and that is located in the hollow portion,
center axes of the pair of through holes are offset from each other out of axial alignment, and
the inner pin and the outer pin respectively extend through the through holes on opposite sides of the hollow portion, and respectively extend outwardly from the housing on opposite sides of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,340,641

DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING DATA

1. A device for data transmission, said device comprising a data module for storing and playing back data, and also a plug connector housing having a cable outlet opening and a cable gland, wherein the device comprises furthermore an adaptor module that comprises at least one cable passage region and that the adaptor module comprises a cable inlet opening at a first end of this cable passage region and a cable outlet opening at a second end of this cable passage region, wherein the adaptor module may be fastened through its cable inlet opening to the cable outlet opening of the plug connector housing, and the cable gland may be fastened to the cable outlet opening of the adaptor module, with the result that the adaptor module may be fastened between the cable outlet opening and the cable gland, and further wherein the adaptor module comprises in addition to the cable outlet opening a further outlet for outputting data.

US Pat. No. 10,340,640

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE CURRENT CONDITION OF POWER CONTACTS

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, I...

1. A system for determining a current condition of a power contact in an electrical contactor comprising:a power contact having a movable contact supported on a bridge and a fixed contact;
a first auxiliary contact having a movable contact supported on a bridge and a fixed contact;
a second auxiliary contact having a movable contact supported on a bridge and a fixed contact;
a contact carrier supporting the movable power contact bridge, the first auxiliary movable contact bridge and the second auxiliary movable contact bridge such that the movable contacts move in unison and such that the movable contacts of the first and second auxiliary contacts are spaced apart by a first fixed distance and the movable contact of the second auxiliary contact and the movable power contact are spaced apart by a second fixed distance;
a controller having a processor and a non-tangible memory, the first fixed distance, the second fixed distance, contactor characteristics and an algorithm for determining the current condition of the power contact being previously stored in the non-tangible memory, the processor receiving a binary signal from each of the power contact, the first auxiliary contact and the second auxiliary contact indicating the opening or closing of their respective movable contacts and storing each binary signal received from the power contact, the first auxiliary contact and the second auxiliary contact in the non-tangible memory; and,
wherein the algorithm, being executed by the processor, determines the current condition of the power contact based on the stored binary signals, the fixed distances and the previously stored contactor characteristics, the processor notifying a preventive maintenance system and/or a user that preventive maintenance on the contactor is required when the determined current condition of the power contact has exceeded a predetermined wear limit.

US Pat. No. 10,340,639

SHIELD SHELL AND SHIELDED CONNECTOR

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A shield shell comprising:a housing accommodation portion that includes a shell fixing portion configured to be fixed to a conductive mounting target and that is configured to accommodate a housing; and
a shield member mounting portion that is formed so as to be continuous to the housing accommodation portion and that has an outer surface on which a shield member is mounted by fastening of a binding member,
wherein a fastening position aligning unit is provided on an entire circumference or at a plurality of positions of the outer surface of the shield member mounting portion;
wherein the fastening position aligning unit includes an inclined portion and a restricting portion;
wherein the inclined portion is inclined in a tapered shape from a base end side of the shield member mounting portion toward an open end side of the shield member mounting portion; and
wherein the restricting portion is continuous to a lowest portion of the inclined portion and restricts the binding member from moving toward the open end side of the shield member mounting portion when the shield member is pulled toward the open end side of the shield member mounting portion,
wherein the restricting portion intersects the inclined portion at an acute angle.

US Pat. No. 10,340,638

SHIELDED AND MULTISHIELDED COAXIAL CONNECTORS

Holland Electronics, LLC,...

1. A coaxial connector for passing signals similar to those passed by F-Type connectors, the connector comprising:a body, an electrical contact, and a metallic waveguide;
the body including a connection that incorporates the electrical contact;
the electrical contact aligned along a body centerline and electrically isolated from the body; and,
the waveguide fixed within the body and the body centerline passes through a central aperture of the waveguide;
wherein the waveguide faces the electrical contact and is configured to limit entry of stray RF signals into a body region that includes the electrical contact.

US Pat. No. 10,340,637

ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE SUPPORT SURFACE AND RELATED METHODS

1. Apparatus for electrically grounding a portable mat and electrically connecting the mat to at least one other electrically-conductive component, the mat having a top and a bottom and configured to be deployed on or near the surface of the earth, the apparatus comprising:a cover constructed at least partially of electrically-conductive material, said cover being configured to be attached to the mat sufficient to prevent said cover from separating from the mat during use thereof, said cover including metallic, liquid permeable grating configured to extend at least partially across the top of the mat and be electrically grounded to the earth; and
at least one electrically-conductive interface configured to facilitate electrical connection of said cover to at least one other electrically-conductive component.

US Pat. No. 10,340,636

ELECTRIC PLUG LOCKERS

1. A device, comprising:a male connector comprising:
a first loop portion with a first opening operable to expand to fit over a first head of a first power cord;
a first neck with a proximal end connected to the first loop portion and a distal end connected to a male fastener, wherein the first loop portion and the first neck are elastic material; and
the male fastener; and
a female connector comprising:
a second loop portion with a second opening operable to expand to fit over a second head of a second power cord;
a second neck with a proximal end connected to the second loop portion and a distal end connected to a female fastener, wherein the second loop portion and the second neck are the elastic material; and
the female fastener, wherein the female fastener is configured to connect to the male fastener of the male connector.

US Pat. No. 10,340,635

PLUGGABLE AND UNPLUGGABLE DEVICE AND HANDLE FOR THE SAME

GETAC TECHNOLOGY CORPORAT...

1. A handle mounted on a shaft of a pluggable and unpluggable device, wherein the handle is adapted to engage with and pull out, from an apparatus, the pluggable and unpluggable device in an engaged state and a pulled-out state respectively, alternately and repeatedly, the handle comprising:a handle body;
a guide tunnel disposed in the handle body, wherein the handle body fits around the shaft by the guide tunnel to thereby slide or rotate relative to the shaft; and
an engaging portion disposed on the handle body, wherein the engaging portion engages with the apparatus and escapes from the apparatus as the handle body slides relative to the shaft by the guide tunnel,
wherein the handle body has two opposing end portions which the guide tunnel and the engaging portion are disposed at, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,340,634

APPARATUS FOR EJECTING AT LEAST ONE INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CARD

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. An apparatus comprising:a housing;
a tray connected to the housing in a movable manner, the tray having a retracted closed position and an ejected open position with respect to the housing;
an ejector configured to eject the tray to the ejected open position, the ejector having a first position and a second position, wherein the ejector is configured to receive an external force to eject the tray to the ejected open position and maintain the second position even when the external force is removed; and
a switch movable into a first electric position and a second electric position, the switch comprising a first electric contact element and a second electric contact element;
wherein the ejector is configured to receive the external force at the first electric contact element to move the first electric contact element into contact with the second electric contact element to consequently close the switch, and the ejector is configured to maintain the switch in the first electric position in response to the ejector being moved to the second position and to cause the ejection of the tray to the ejected open position.

US Pat. No. 10,340,633

PLUG-IN MODULE FOR A MOTOR UNIT

Conti Temic microelectron...

1. A plug-in module for a motor unit, having the following features:a plug for insertion into a housing of the motor unit along a mounting direction, which plug has a carrier element which has an axis parallel to the mounting direction and which comprises recesses in which are positioned electrical plug elements for positioned to engage with a corresponding plug connector of the motor unit;
an attachment body connected to the plug and having a multiplicity of through-recesses which reach from a first side face to an opposite second side face of the attachment body, in order to receive electrical contact pins therein, the carrier element mounted on the second side face such that no portion of the carrier element overlaps with a center of the second side face;
a multiplicity of electrical contact pins which are inserted from the first side face through the attachment body and are pressed therein for fixing;
wherein an axis of the through-recesses has a predetermined angle of less than 180° with respect to the mounting direction.

US Pat. No. 10,340,632

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WITH STAGED RELEASE

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An electrical connector assembly comprising:a first connector including a first electrical terminal;
a second connector including a second electrical terminal, the first connector and the second connector being movable from a mated position toward an unmated position, the second connector including a first block, a second block, and a third block; and
a connector position assurance that is movable between an assurance position and a pre-lock position, the connector position assurance including a stop tab, wherein:
the first block is positioned to engage the stop tab when the connector position assurance is located in the pre-lock position;
the second block is positioned to engage the stop tab when the first connector is located a first distance from the second connector; and
the third block is positioned to engage the stop tab when the first connector is located a second distance from the second connector.

US Pat. No. 10,340,631

COUPLING STRUCTURE OF CABLE CONNECTOR

KUNSHAN AMPHENOL ZHENGRI ...

1. A coupling structure of a cable connector, comprising:a first connection head (1) including a first joint part (11), a plurality of insertion terminals (12) disposed in the first joint part (11), and an external threaded portion (13) formed on an outer peripheral surface of the first joint part (11); and
a second connection head (2) including a second joint part (21), a plurality of insertion holes (22) disposed in the second joint part (21), a fastening sleeve (23) surroundingly disposed outside the second joint part (21), a socket (24) formed between the fastening sleeve (23) and the second joint part (21), a positioning ring (25) receiving the fastening sleeve (23), a plurality of fastening elements (26) arranged spaced apart from each other between the positioning ring (25) and the fastening sleeve (23), and a quick-release fastening ring (27) detachably fastening the fastening elements (26), wherein the first joint part (11) is inserted into the socket (24), the insertion terminals (12) are correspondingly inserted into the respective insertion holes (22), the quick-release fastening ring (27) rotatably presses on the fastening elements (26), and an internal threaded portion (261) of each fastening element (26) is engaged with the external threaded portion (13) of the first joint part (11).

US Pat. No. 10,340,630

SOLDER-LESS, CRIMP-LESS, OVER-MOLDED SIGNAL CABLE

1. A signal cable assembly (10) comprising: four operatively connected plug parts, wherein the plug parts include a signal pin (12), a sleeve (20), a ground element (24) and a ground connector (30); a signal conductor at one end (42) of a coaxial cable (40) conductively connected to a first of the plug parts being the signal pin (12); and an overmold (54) encapsulating the end of the coaxial cable and a conductive connection between a ground sleeve of the coaxial cable and at least one second plug part different from the first plug part being selected from the group consisting of the sleeve (20), the ground element (24) and the ground connector (30), whereina. the sleeve (20) is insulating and positioned around a portion of the signal pin; the ground element (24) has a ground tube (26) around a portion of the insulating sleeve and a ground body (28) has a bore (56) for receiving the coaxial cable; and the ground connector (30) is supported on the ground body and extends rearward with tangs (38);
b. the coaxial cable (40) has a front end with a central signal conductor (42) that engages the signal pin and the tangs engage a ground conductor of the coaxial cable; and
c. the signal pin (12) has a front tip (14) and a back pin (16), and the insulating overmold (54) encapsulates the ground connector (30) and extends within the ground body, within the ground tube and around the back pin.

US Pat. No. 10,340,629

WATERPROOF CONNECTOR AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONIC...

1. A waterproof connector to be mounted on a substrate, comprising:one or more contacts;
a peripheral shell in a cylindrical shape surrounding the one or more contacts and including a counter-connector accommodation portion that opens frontward in a fitting direction; and
a housing made of insulating resin and holding the one or more contacts and the peripheral shell,
wherein the peripheral shell includes a shell front end exposure portion in a cylindrical shape that is situated at a front end of the peripheral shell in the fitting direction and is exposed from the housing, and one or more through-holes that penetrate the shell front end exposure portion in a direction intersecting the fitting direction, and
wherein the housing tightly covers a whole circumference of a cylindrical rear half portion of the peripheral shell located behind the shell front end exposure portion in the fitting direction with the shell front end exposure portion being exposed.

US Pat. No. 10,340,628

CAP FOR COVERING A PLUG OPENING

Appleton Grp LLC, Rosemo...

1. A cap for covering a plug opening, said cap comprising:a first recessed portion having a cross section complementary to a cross section of said plug opening, wherein a first operative end of said first recessed portion is configured to fit into said plug opening;
a sealing lip configured on an exterior surface of the first recessed portion to allow tight fitment of said first recessed portion within an interior of said plug opening;
a top lid configured on said first recessed portion, said top lid and said first recessed portion adapted to prevent ingress of foreign particles to said plug;
a lanyard extending from said first recessed portion;
a ring configured at a free end of said lanyard, said ring adapted to be fitted on a body of said plug, said lanyard and said ring allowing said cap to remain attached to said plug in the configuration when said first recessed portion is fitted on or not fitted on said plug; and
further including a second recessed portion co-axially extending from an opposite operative surface of said top lid from the first recessed portion.

US Pat. No. 10,340,627

HIGH PRESSURE SEALED ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. An electrical connector comprising:a housing having a bore and first and second ends, the bore extending between the first and second ends;
a conductive pin arranged within the bore and configured to engage a first wire at the first end and a second wire at the second end;
a first seal arranged around the conductive pin and engaged between the conductive pin and the bore; a sealant filling the bore between the first end and the first seal such that the sealant contacts a portion of the first seal that faces the first end, and a second seal arranged around the conductive pin adjacent the first seal, wherein the first seal is positioned between the second seal and the sealant, and wherein the first seal isolates the second seal from the sealant such that the second seal does not contact and is not exposed to the sealant.

US Pat. No. 10,340,626

CONNECTOR MOUNTING STRUCTURE

Sumitomo Wiring Systems, ...

1. A connector mounting structure that uses a bolt for mounting a connector housing made of synthetic resin on a case made of metal, comprising:a tubular metal member including a bolt insertion hole, the bolt being inserted through the bolt insertion hole, the metal member being configured to contact a seating surface of a head of the bolt with the bolt tightened;
wherein:
the connector housing has an integral mounting piece with an insertion hole through which the bolt and the metal member are inserted; and
a groove extends circumferentially around an edge of the bolt insertion hole in the case and a rubber ring is provided in the groove and sandwiched between the case and the mounting piece.

US Pat. No. 10,340,625

SHIELD CONNECTOR

SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, ...

1. A shield connector configured to be attached to a casing of a device and including a bracket made of metal to which a flexible shield conductor made of metal is connected, the shield connector comprising:a housing fixed to the bracket, the housing including a plurality of electric wire draw-out portions located side by side to draw out electric wires;
a shield connecting member including a conductor connecting portion being a bendable metal plate, the conductor connecting portion being bent to sandwich an end portion of the shield conductor and being connected and fixed to the bracket to electrically connect the shield conductor to the bracket;
a cover covering the housing; and
a water blocking wall included in the cover and covering an outer surface of a bent portion of the conductor connecting portion, wherein
the bent portion is horizontally long along the shield conductor covering the plurality of electric wire draw-out portions,
the water blocking wall has a plate-like shape and is horizontally longer than the bent portion, and
the water blocking wall includes a reinforcing portion protruding to an outer side away from the shield connecting member.

US Pat. No. 10,340,624

RETAINING FRAME

1. A holding frame for holding plug-in connector modules and for mounting in plug-in connector housings or for screw-connection to wall surfaces, the holding frame comprising:opposing lateral parts, wherein the lateral parts each have an inner sidewall surface facing toward the opposite lateral part, an outer sidewall surface facing away from the opposite lateral part, and at least one opening extending completely through the lateral part from the inner sidewall surface to the outer sidewall surface, and wherein an area bound by an outer profile of the opening at the outer sidewall surface is smaller than an area bound by an outer profile of the opening at the inner sidewall surface.

US Pat. No. 10,340,623

CAR CHARGING PLUG-IN CONNECTOR

HARTING Automotive GmbH, ...

1. A car charging plug-in connector for an electric vehicle, comprising:a plug-in connector body;
a contact carrier;
at least one signal contact element; and
at least two power contact elements,
wherein the contact carrier is arranged on a plug-in side of the plug-in connector body and fastened to the plug-in connector body in a reversible manner,
wherein the at least two power contact elements are fastened in the plug-in connector body, extend outwardly from the plug-in side of the plug-in connector body, and are configured to remain fastened to the plug-in connector body when the contact carrier is removed from the plug-in connector body,
wherein the contact carrier includes at least two power contact element passages, each power contact element passage being configured to insertably receive a respective one of the at least two power contact elements when the contact carrier is fastened to the plug-in connector body, and
wherein, when the contact carrier is fastened to the plug-in connector body, the at least two power contact elements pass through the power contact element passages of the contact carrier without being fastened to the contact carrier, and are arranged to mate directly with corresponding power contact elements of a charging socket.

US Pat. No. 10,340,622

INPUT-OUTPUT PORT AND MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. An input-output port, comprising:a housing including:
a first opening;
a second opening being spaced apart from the first opening; and
a hollow portion being communicated with the first and second openings;
a frame having a shape of a plate, the frame being positioned in the hollow portion;
a body being combined with the frame and including:
a first body being positioned in the hollow portion, adjacent to the first opening; and
a second body being spaced apart from the first body, positioned in the hollow portion, adjacent to the second opening;
a pin being accommodated in the body, the pin including:
a first portion being accommodated in the first body, exposed on the first body; and
a second portion being accommodated in the second body, exposed on the second body; and
a packing unit being positioned between the first and second bodies, the packing unit being combined with the frame,
wherein the packing unit includes:
a core being positioned between the first body and the second body; and
a protrusion protruding from the core, the protrusion being in contact with the housing, and
wherein the packing unit further includes a depression being recessed inwardly from the core, and wherein the depression is positioned between the protrusion and the second body.

US Pat. No. 10,340,621

CONNECTOR WITH MOVING PLATE HAVING PARTITION BETWEEN TERMINALS TO PREVENT SHORT-CIRCUIT

Sumitomo Wiring Systems, ...

1. A connector, comprising:first male terminals each including a first tab;
second male terminals each including a second tab longer than the first tab;
a housing body including first cavities accommodating the respective first male terminals, second cavities accommodating the respective second male terminals, and a front surface, front ends of the first cavities and the second cavities being open in the front surface portion;
a receptacle projecting forward from the housing body and collectively surrounding the first tabs and the second tabs projecting forward from the front surface, the receptacle being configured for receiving a mating housing; and
a moving plate including a plate body to be arranged to at least partly cover the front surface in the receptacle, first holes and second holes provided in the plate body for receiving the first tabs and the second tabs, the moving plate being configured to move toward the front surface from an initial position to a connection position;
at least one recess formed in the front surface of the housing body around openings of the second cavities and being recessed farther rearward than areas around openings of the first cavities; and
at least one partitioning portion provided on the moving plate and partitioning between the second tabs by entering the recess at the connection position.

US Pat. No. 10,340,620

MULTI-CONTACT CONNECTOR

IRISO ELECTRONICS CO., LT...

1. A multi-contact connector comprising:a housing having a fitting chamber into which a connection object is to be inserted;
a front terminal including a flat plate-shaped front extending portion held by the housing, and a front contact configured to contact the connection object inserted into the fitting chamber; and
a rear terminal including a flat plate-shaped rear extending portion held by the housing, and a rear contact located on a line extending from the front contact in an insertion direction of the connection object,
wherein the housing has one terminal accommodating groove communicating with the fitting chamber and configured to accommodate the front terminal and the rear terminal together in such a manner that the front terminal and the rear terminal are in a separate state,
each of the front terminal and the rear terminal includes
a leg respectively and
a contact portion electrically connected to one circuit contact point on a substrate,
an edge of the leg of the front terminal adjacent to the leg of the rear terminal has a recess which reduces the width of the leg of the front terminal,
the leg of the rear terminal extends in such a manner as to pass below the recess of the front terminal; and
the contact portion of the front terminal and the contact portion of the rear terminal are arranged in parallel to be connected to the circuit contact point.

US Pat. No. 10,340,619

TERMINAL FITTING

Sumitomo Wiring Systems, ...

1. A terminal fitting assembly, comprising:a body in the form of a rectangular tube, a tab of a mating terminal is inserted into the body;
a resilient contact piece accommodated in the body, the tab being resiliently sandwiched in a plate thickness direction thereof between a flat surface of the resilient contact piece and a receiving plate of the body; and
a holding portion integrally formed to the resilient contact piece and rising, substantially at a right angle from a side part of the flat surface, the holding portion being capable of holding the tab with a relative displacement of the tab in a width direction with respect to the resilient contact piece restricted by coming into contact with a side edge part of the tab, the holding portion being resiliently displaceable in the width direction with respect to the resilient contact piece.

US Pat. No. 10,340,618

ELECTRICAL TERMINAL HOUSING WITH RELEASABLE TERMINAL LOCKS

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An electrical terminal housing comprising:a housing body that defines a terminal cavity, an insertion opening in the housing body that opens into the terminal cavity, and a mate opening in the housing body that opens into the terminal cavity;
a first terminal lock including a first finger that extends from the housing body into the terminal cavity and a first lock boss located on the first finger that extends farther into the terminal cavity than the first finger, the first lock boss including a first portion that extends from the first finger into the terminal cavity and a second portion that extends from the first finger into the terminal cavity, wherein the first portion of the first lock boss extends farther into the terminal cavity than the second portion of the first lock boss; and
a second terminal lock including a second finger that extends from the housing body into the terminal cavity and a second lock boss located on the second finger that extends farther into the terminal cavity than the second finger, the second lock boss including a first portion that extends from the second finger into the terminal cavity and a second portion that extends from the second finger into the terminal cavity, wherein the first portion of the second lock boss extends farther into the terminal cavity than the second portion of the second lock boss.

US Pat. No. 10,340,617

POWER MODULES AND PIN THEREOF

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

1. A pin for vertically stacked connections of circuit modules, the pin being led out from a first circuit module, wherein the pin comprises:a main body, an upper part of which is electrically connected with the first circuit module;
a first connection surface provided at a middle part of the main body and electrically connected with a second circuit module;
a second connection surface provided at a terminal of the main body and electrically connected with a third circuit module;
wherein at least one of the first circuit module, the second circuit module and the third circuit module is a power circuit module, and the power circuit module comprises at least one power switch for power supply conversion,
wherein the first connection surface is contacted with and connected with a bonding pad provided on an upper surface of the second circuit module, when the second connection surface passes through a through hole provided in the second circuit module from the upper side,
wherein at least one connection portion between the pin and the circuit modules are packaged with a plastic package material,
wherein the pin are formed by cutting and bending a lead frame, and
wherein the first connection surface, the second connection surface and the main body are shaped in one piece, a U shaped groove is provided at a center of the main body, and the first connection surface is engaged with the U shaped groove to form an I shape, and the first connection surface is bent at a position where it is joined with the main body so as to form an angle between the first connection surface and the main body.

US Pat. No. 10,340,616

ELECTRICAL TERMINAL STRUCTURE FOR REDUCING TERMINAL SPACING

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An electrical terminal, comprising:a body;
a first tab extending from a first side of the body; and
a second tab extending from a second side of the body;
wherein the second tab is vertically offset, in a longitudinal direction of the body, from the first tab; the first tab is disposed such that upon connection of the electrical terminal with a circuit board, the first tab contacts a surface of said circuit board; and the second tab is disposed such that upon connection of the electrical terminal with said circuit board, the second tab does not contact said circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,340,615

ALTITUDE INCREASING CONNECTOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

TARNG YU ENTERPRISE CO., ...

1. A portable electronic device, comprising:a housing shell with an accommodation space;
a sensor element disposed inside the accommodation space;
a circuit substrate disposed inside the accommodation space;
an altitude increasing connector electrically connected to the sensor element and the circuit substrate, such that a relative distance between electrical joints of both the sensor element and the circuit substrate is fixed to a first distance, the altitude increasing connector including:
a connector body respectively having a first outer surface corresponding to the sensor element, and a second outer surface corresponding to the circuit substrate, wherein the first, second outer surfaces are two outer surfaces opposite to each other; and
a plurality of conductive terminals, which pass through the connector body separately, and are formed with a first welding pad and a second welding pad separately; the first, second welding pads of each of the plurality of conductive terminals being formed through bend separately, and being exposed to the first, second outer surfaces separately, in order for welding the sensor element and the circuit substrate separately, wherein the connector body is against each of the plurality of the conductive terminals to keep a distance between the first welding pad and the second welding pad, so that an altitude position of the sensor element is increased to a first distance, and a position of the sensor element in the accommodation space is thus close to the housing shell to provide necessary functions.

US Pat. No. 10,340,614

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a substrate;
a housing which covers the substrate;
a conductive pin mounted on one edge portion of the substrate, wherein
the conductive pin projects from the substrate along a plane of the substrate,
the conductive pin includes a projection portion and a soldered portion which is soldered to the substrate,
the projection portion includes a tip end portion,
the soldered portion includes:
a first soldered portion that is a conducting portion which is electrically conducting with a circuit wiring of the substrate and which includes a base end portion opposite to the tip end portion; and
a second soldered portion that is arranged between the tip end portion and the base end portion.

US Pat. No. 10,340,613

CONNECTION TERMINAL

1. A connection terminal, comprising:a housing;
an insertion opening, which is arranged on the housing and into which a conductor can be inserted in an insertion direction;
a contact element, which is arranged on the housing and with which the conductor can be brought into contact by insertion into the insertion opening;
a spring element, which is arranged on the housing, is held on the housing by a spring body, and has a resiliently movable spring leg extending from the spring body, wherein the spring leg is configured to clamp the conductor inserted into the insertion opening to the contact element in a clamping position; and
an actuating element, which is arranged on the housing and is configured to be actuated in an actuation direction to move the spring leg out of the clamping position, wherein the actuating element is configured to be locked to the housing in an open position, in which the spring leg is moved out of the clamping position, wherein the actuating element, to move the spring leg, is configured to act on a distal end of the spring leg, the distal end being remote from the spring body,
wherein the actuating element, in the open position, is configured to be moved in a release direction transverse to the actuation direction with respect to the housing so as to release the locking between the actuating element and the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,340,612

PRESSURE BAR FOR CONNECTORS

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:a split bolt having a base, a first upright member, a second upright member, and a conductor receiving channel defined between the first and second upright members;
a fastener component having a top surface, a bottom surface, and an opening receiving the first and second upright members; and
a pressure bar having a bottom section with a first and second bottom edge and an upper surface extending between the first and second bottom edge, a first leg, a second leg, a first transition, and a second transition, wherein the first transition and the second transition have a lower surface opposite the upper surface, wherein the lower surface of the first transition and the lower surface of the second transition engage the upper surface of the bottom section in an unstressed position, and the pressure bar movably received in the conductor receiving channel.

US Pat. No. 10,340,611

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION AND TERMINATION ASSEMBLIES

1. An electrical cable termination assembly, comprising:a crimp body configured for electrically connecting a conductive core of an electrical cable to a conductive pin, wherein the crimp body is further configured to receive the conductive core at a first end of the crimp body and the conductive pin at a second end of the crimp body;
a locking sleeve that is located radially outwardly of the crimp body, wherein the locking sleeve is movable relative to the crimp body between a locking position and an unlocking position, and wherein the locking sleeve is configured such that rotation of the locking sleeve moves the locking sleeve between the locking position and the unlocking position;
a locking member, wherein the locking member is movable relative to the crimp body so as to be able to lock the pin in the crimp body when the locking sleeve is moved from the unlocking position to the locking position, and wherein the locking member is at least partially disposed in an aperture in the crimp body when the locking sleeve is in the locking position;
a protrusion on the crimp body spaced axially from the second end; and
a compensation insert at the second end of the crimp body, the compensation insert having a conical internal shape and a cylindrical outer shape such that the compensation insert at least partially extends over the locking sleeve when the locking sleeve is in the unlocking position,
wherein the locking sleeve is threadedly engaged with the crimp body such that rotation of the locking sleeve causes the locking sleeve to move axially between the unlocking position and the locking position away from the second end until the locking sleeve abuts the protrusion, and
wherein a distance between the locking sleeve and the second end is greater when the locking sleeve is in the locking position than when the locking sleeve is in the unlocking position.

US Pat. No. 10,340,610

STRUCTURE FOR IMPROVING IMPACT STRENGTH OF A TERMINAL

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. A terminal to be connected to an end of a wire in which a core is covered with an insulation coating, the wire being pulled out rearwardly, the terminal comprising:a coating crimping portion having two coating crimping pieces extending away from one another in directions intersecting a pull-out direction of the wire and each of the coating crimping pieces having an inner surface to be crimped to an outer peripheral surface of the insulation coating and an outer surface opposite the inner surface, each of the coating crimping pieces having a rear edge facing in the pull-out direction of the wire and a front edge opposite the rear edge, the rear edge being substantially normal to the inner surface;
wherein:
compressing portions are formed at positions spaced from one another on the front edge of each of the coating crimping pieces, each of the compressing portions is open both on the front edge and on the inner surface, and is provided by recessing the respective coating crimping piece to have an internal space narrowed at farther distances from the front edge of the respective coating crimping piece; and
each of the compressing portions has a flat triangular, compressing surface with one side where the front edge and the outer surface of the respective coating crimping piece meet and further having a point at the inner surface of the respective coating crimping piece rearward of the front edge, each of the compressing portions further having two side surfaces extending from the compressing surface of the respective compressing portion to the inner surface of the respective crimping piece so that the compressing portions press the insulation coating to gradually compress the insulation coating toward the rear edge with the coating crimping pieces crimped to the insulation coating, and each of the triangular compressing surfaces is formed symmetrically in the pull-out direction of the wire.

US Pat. No. 10,340,609

MULTIBAND ANTENNA, MULTIBAND ANTENNA ARRAY, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. An antenna comprising:a conductor reflection plate;
a first antenna element; and
a second antenna element, wherein
the first antenna element and the second antenna element are disposed above the conductor reflection plate; and
an electromagnetic resonance frequency of the first antenna element and an electromagnetic resonance frequency of the second antenna element are different from each other, and
each of the first antenna element and the second antenna element comprises:
a substantially C-shaped conductor of a shape in which a part of a closed shape is discontinuous by a split;
a conductor feed line; and
a conductor feed section, wherein:
a first of the
conductor feed line is electrically connected to one part out of both parts of the substantially C-shaped conductor opposing each other across the split,
a second end of the conductor feed line is extended toward the conductor reflection plate,
a first end of the conductor feed section is continuously connected to an outer edge of the substantially C-shape conductor,
a second end of the conductor feed section is extended toward the conductor reflection plate, and
the conductor feed line and the conductor feed section are opposed to each other and constitute an electric path for feeding power to the substantially C-shaped conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,340,608

ANTENNA DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An antenna device comprising:a first radiating body mounted to a side surface of a multiple layer circuit board to transmit and receive a first polarized wireless signal; and
a second radiating body mounted to a top surface of the multiple layer circuit board and electrically connected to the first radiating body to transmit and receive a second polarized wireless signal together with the first radiating body.

US Pat. No. 10,340,607

ANTENNA ARRAYS FOR COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus for wireless communication, comprising:a substrate;
a plurality of first antennas disposed in the substrate, wherein the plurality of first antennas are arranged in a two-dimensional array; and
a plurality of second antennas disposed in the substrate, wherein each of the plurality of first antennas is configured to have a peak gain in one or more first directions substantially perpendicular to the substrate, and wherein each of the plurality of second antennas is configured to have a peak gain in one or more second directions substantially diverging from the first directions;
wherein the plurality of second antennas comprises a first group of antennas and a second group of antennas arranged in first and second one-dimensional arrays adjacent to first and second sides of the two-dimensional array, respectively, the first group of antennas of the plurality of second antennas comprising shorted half wavelength patch antennas, and the second group of antennas of the plurality of second antennas comprising dipole antennas.

US Pat. No. 10,340,606

FREQUENCY-SCALED ULTRA-WIDE SPECTRUM ELEMENT

The MITRE Corporation, M...

1. An antenna element comprising:a base plate;
a first ground clustered pillar projecting from the base plate;
a second ground clustered pillar projecting from the base plate and spaced apart from a first side of the first ground clustered pillar;
a first ground member projecting from the base plate between the first ground clustered pillar and the second ground clustered pillar, wherein a distal end of the first ground member is configured to capacitively couple to the second ground clustered pillar; and
a first signal member projecting from the base plate between the first ground clustered pillar and the first ground member,
wherein the first signal member is electrically insulated from the base plate, the first ground clustered pillar, and the first ground member, and
a distal end of the first signal member is configured to capacitively couple to the first ground clustered pillar,
wherein the first ground member and the first signal member each comprise a stem that supports the respective member in an upright position.

US Pat. No. 10,340,605

PLANAR ANTENNA DEVICE

DENSO TEN Limited, Kobe ...

1. A planar antenna device having a first antenna and a second antenna arranged on a front surface of a substrate to be set in parallel to an up and down direction, wherein:each of the first antenna and the second antenna comprises:
a transmission line part configured to have one end electrically connected to a connection part provided on the front surface of the substrate and be able to transmit electric waves; and
antenna elements connected to a side of a straight line part which is a part of the transmission line part and extends in the up and down direction,
the first antenna and the second antenna are arranged such that the magnitude of the difference between the lengths of predetermined sections of the transmission line parts becomes one of a positive odd multiple of a half wavelength of the guide wavelength of electric waves which can be transmitted in the transmission line parts and a positive even multiple of a half wavelength of the guide wavelength, and
the predetermined sections are provided in sections from the connection parts to the antenna elements.

US Pat. No. 10,340,604

METHOD OF FORMING BROAD RADIATION PATTERNS FOR SMALL-CELL BASE STATION ANTENNAS

CommScope Technologies, L...

1. A base station antenna system, comprising:a plurality of sector antennas angularly spaced around a support structure; and
a feed network coupled to the plurality of sector antennas;
wherein the feed network is configured to split a common RF signal into a plurality of input signals that are provided to the plurality of sector antennas, respectively, and is further configured to provide the plurality of input signals to the plurality of sector antennas, respectively, by generating a phase difference between a first and a second one of the plurality of input signals;
wherein the phase difference is based on a ratio D/?, such that D is a diameter of a circle defined by a plurality of antenna phase center points for the plurality of sector antennas, respectively, and ? is a wavelength of a signal having a frequency within a range of frequency operation of the plurality of sector antennas; and
wherein the phase difference is configured to create maxima near main lobes of a radiation pattern generated by the plurality of sector antennas while creating nulls in areas of the radiation pattern between the main lobes.

US Pat. No. 10,340,603

ANTENNA SYSTEM HAVING SHIELDED STRUCTURAL CONFIGURATIONS FOR ASSEMBLY

1. A communication device, comprising:a plurality of dielectric antennas, wherein each dielectric antenna of the plurality of dielectric antennas comprises an aperture for radiating a wireless signal in response to an electromagnetic wave received by each dielectric antenna, wherein at least one surface of each dielectric antenna is configured to reduce a transfer of signals between the plurality of dielectric antennas, and wherein a structural section of each dielectric antenna of the plurality of dielectric antennas is configured to enable a first flat surface of at least a first dielectric antenna of the plurality of dielectric antennas to be adjacent to a second flat surface of at least a second dielectric antenna of the plurality of dielectric antennas; and
a plurality of dielectric cores, wherein each dielectric core of the plurality of dielectric cores is coupled to a select one of the plurality of dielectric antennas, and wherein each dielectric core facilitates guiding a select one of a plurality of electromagnetic waves to a dielectric feedline of the select one of the plurality of dielectric antennas without requiring an electrical return path, and wherein the dielectric feedline of the select one of the plurality dielectric antennas is an integral part of the select one of the plurality of dielectric antennas.

US Pat. No. 10,340,602

RETRO-DIRECTIVE QUASI-OPTICAL SYSTEM

Ching-Kuang C. Tzuang, H...

1. A retro-directive quasi-optical system, comprising:a lens set which is composed of one or more lens; and
a pixel array which consists of some pixels;
wherein the pixel array is positioned on one side of the lens set;
wherein each pixel is composed of one or more transmitter antenna(s) and one or more receiver antenna(s).

US Pat. No. 10,340,601

MULTI-ANTENNA SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH

1. An antenna system, comprising:a dielectric antenna, wherein the dielectric antenna includes a first feed point that extends from a body of the dielectric antenna and a second feed point that extends from the body of the dielectric antenna, wherein the dielectric antenna further includes a first antenna lens that forms a first aperture and a second antenna lens that forms a second aperture, wherein the first antenna lens comprises a first structure, wherein the second antenna lens comprises a second structure, wherein the first structure is configured to tilt a first beam pattern generated by the first aperture of the dielectric antenna from a first center axis of the first feed point, and wherein the second structure is configured to tilt a second beam pattern generated by the second aperture of the dielectric antenna from a second center axis of the second feed point;
a first dielectric core coupled to the first feed point of the dielectric antenna, wherein the first dielectric core is configured to supply through the first feed point first electromagnetic waves that are converted by the dielectric antenna to the first beam pattern tilted from the first center axis; and
a second dielectric core coupled to the second feed point of the dielectric antenna, wherein the second dielectric core is configured to supply through the second feed point second electromagnetic waves that are converted by the dielectric antenna to the second beam pattern tilted from the second center axis.

US Pat. No. 10,340,600

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR LAUNCHING GUIDED WAVES VIA PLURAL WAVEGUIDE SYSTEMS

18. A system, comprising:first transmission means for generating first electromagnetic waves in a wave direction along a longitudinal axis of a transmission medium;
second transmission means for generating second electromagnetic waves in the wave direction along the longitudinal axis of the transmission medium; and
waveguide means for directing the first electromagnetic waves and the second electromagnetic waves to an outer surface of the transmission medium to induce a propagation of a third electromagnetic wave in the wave direction along the longitudinal axis of the outer surface of the transmission medium, the third electromagnetic wave having a non-fundamental wave mode, a fundamental wave mode, or a combination thereof, wherein the first transmission means has a first plurality of radiating elements in a first plane that is perpendicular to the wave direction along the longitudinal axis of the transmission medium, the second transmission means has a second plurality of radiating elements in a second plane that is perpendicular to the wave direction along the longitudinal axis of the transmission medium, and wherein the first plane is parallel to, and a distance apart from, the second plane, and wherein the waveguide means includes:
a first waveguide structure for directing the first electromagnetic waves to the outer surface of the transmission medium, wherein the first waveguide structure surrounds the outer surface of the transmission medium, wherein the first plurality of radiating elements each includes one of a first plurality of antennas, wherein the first plurality of antennas is arranged within the first waveguide structure, spaced apart from the transmission medium and arranged concentrically around the outer surface of the transmission medium in the first plane; and
a second waveguide structure, wherein the second plurality of radiating elements each includes one of a second plurality of antennas, wherein the second plurality of antennas is arranged within the second waveguide structure, spaced apart from the transmission medium and arranged concentrically around the outer surface of the transmission medium in the second plane.

US Pat. No. 10,340,599

META-MATERIAL RESONATOR ANTENNAS

University of Saskatchewa...

1. A dielectric metamaterial resonator antenna comprising: a substrate with at least a planar surface; a resonator body provided on the planar surface, the resonator body formed of a dielectric material, the resonator body having at least a first planar surface and a second planar surface opposed to the first planar surface; a plurality of coupled metal inclusions provided within the resonator body, each of the metal inclusions extending substantially perpendicularly from the first planar surface and at least partially through the resonator body toward the second planar surface, each of the metal inclusions having a generally constant cross-section along its height; and an excitation structure for exciting the resonator body, the excitation structure disposed on the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,340,598

LOOP ANTENNA ARRAY

Nippon Telegraph and Tele...

1. A plurality of loop antenna arrays, comprising:a plurality of loop antennas, wherein
the number of the plurality of loop antennas is 2 to the n-th power (n is an integer of 2 or more) and a group of 2 to the (n?1)-th power of the plurality of loop antennas is a unit loop antenna array;
centers of the plurality of loop antennas are arranged on a same straight line segment;
a direction of a current flowing through a loop antenna positioned at one end side of the same straight line segment in one of the unit loop antenna arrays and a direction of a current flowing through a loop antenna positioned at the one end side in another of the unit loop antenna arrays are opposite from each other;
the plurality of loop antennas comprise two loop antennas through which currents flow in opposite directions from each other, the two loop antennas arranged so that a straight line distance between centers of the two loop antennas is shorter than twice a distance from a center point between the centers to a communication area boundary, which is a magnetic field strength contour that allows a terminal device to communicate, through a point having a distance in a direction passing through the loop antenna; and
the two loop antennas have the same shape while positions of the centers of the two loop antennas are different.

US Pat. No. 10,340,597

KIT FOR FACILITATING TRANSMISSION OF WIRELESS LOCAL-AREA NETWORK RADIO SIGNALS OVER A PRE-EXISTING COAXIAL CABLE DISTRIBUTION NETWORK

1. A kit for facilitating transmission of wireless local-area network (LAN) radio signals over a pre-existing coaxial cable distribution network, the kit comprising:a splitter comprising at least one input port and a plurality of output ports, wherein the at least one input port is configured to be communicatively coupled with at least one external antenna connector of a wireless LAN router, wherein the plurality of output ports is configured to be communicatively coupled to a plurality of cables of the cable distribution network, wherein the splitter is configured to provide a plurality of bidirectional signal pathways between the at least one input port and the plurality of output ports, wherein an operating frequency range of the plurality of bidirectional signal pathways matches at least one frequency band of the wireless LAN radio signals;
a cable impedance matching unit coupled to the at least one external antenna connector of the wireless LAN router, wherein the cable impedance matching unit is configured to match an output port impedance of the at least one external antenna connector with a cable impedance of the plurality of cables;
at least one attenuator, wherein a first end of at least one attenuator is configured to be communicatively coupled to at least one output port of the plurality of output ports, wherein a second end of the at least one attenuator is configured to be communicatively coupled to at least one cable of the plurality of cables, wherein the at least one attenuator is configured to provide delay equalization and a predetermined common attenuation across the plurality of cables; and
a plurality of antennas corresponding to a plurality of terminal ends of the cable distribution network, wherein an antenna of the plurality of antennas comprises:
an antenna element configured to perform wireless transmission and reception of the wireless LAN radio signals;
an antenna connector configured to be communicatively coupled to a terminal connector associated with a terminal end of the plurality of terminal ends; and
an antenna impedance matching unit configured to match an antenna impedance of the antenna element with a cable impendence of the terminal connector.

US Pat. No. 10,340,596

METHOD FOR RESONATING A CONDUCTIVE STRUCTURE AS AN ANTENNA

The United States of Amer...

1. A method for resonating a conductive structure as an antenna comprising:connecting a radio frequency (RF) resonator to a transceiver by connecting a first end of an RF cable to a transceiver and by connecting a second end of the RF cable to an RF connector mounted to an insulating layer of the resonator, wherein the RF resonator has a conductive layer, and wherein the RF connector has a center conductor that is electrically connected to the conductive layer of the resonator;
attaching the conductive layer of the resonator to the conductive structure at a given location;
balancing the impedance of the transceiver with the impedance of the conductive structure at the given location; and
receiving and radiating electromagnetic waves through the conductive structure at an operating frequency of the transceiver, wherein the conductive structure has a dimension of at least one-half wavelength of the operating frequency of the transceiver.

US Pat. No. 10,340,595

DIPOLE ANTENNA

ARCADYAN TECHNOLOGY CORPO...

1. A dipole antenna, comprising:a substrate, comprising a first metal layer and a second metal layer, wherein the first metal layer and the second metal layer are disposed on the same side of the substrate and adjacent to each other; the first metal layer comprises a feed point, and the feed point is connected to a signal wire of a coaxial cable; the second metal layer comprises a ground pint, and the ground point is connected to a ground layer of the coaxial cable;
a first radiator, comprising a first planar connection part, disposed on the first metal layer, and a first solid radiating part which is L-shaped, comprising a first portion and a second portion, wherein the first portion is connected to an end of the first planar connection part and extends in a direction perpendicular to the first planar connection part, and the second portion is connected to an end of the first portion and extends in a direction parallel to the first planar connection part; and
a second radiator, comprising a second planar connection part, disposed on the second metal layer, and a second solid radiating part, which is L-shaped, comprising a first portion and a second portion, wherein the first portion is connected to an end of the second planar connection part and extends in a direction perpendicular to the second planar connection part, and the second portion is connected to an end of the first portion and extends in a direction parallel to the second planar connection part.

US Pat. No. 10,340,594

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ADJUSTING VERTICAL BEAM WIDTH

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A method for aligning beams of imbalanced arrays, the method comprising:identifying a degree of tilt and a vertical beam width of a first beam of a first array, the first array comprising a plurality of radiating elements;
identifying a degree of tilt and a vertical beam width of a second beam of a second array comprising another plurality of radiating elements having at least one more radiating element than the first array, wherein the vertical beam width of the second beam is different than the vertical beam width of the first beam;
identifying a predetermined value that specifies a target degree of tilt for modifying the second array based on the degree of tilt of the first beam and the vertical beam width of the first beam; and
communicating an indication of the predetermined value for the second array, wherein the predetermined value modifies the degree of tilt of the second beam of the second array by shifting a phase of one or more of the plurality of radiating elements of the second array, and wherein modifying the degree of tilt of the second beam with the predetermined value balances the second array having the at least one more radiating element than the first array with the first array.

US Pat. No. 10,340,593

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PHASED ARRAY BEAM CONTROL

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A computer-implemented method for controlling a phased array system by a distributed control system comprising one or more control stations, the method comprising:displaying, by each of the one or more control stations, a control interface of the phased array system, the control interface comprising a status window, a beam window and a scan window;
instructing the phased array system to operate in a selected operating mode, the operating mode selected from among at least one selectable operating mode of the phased array system displayed in the status window of the control interface, wherein the at least one selectable operating mode of the phased array system comprises at least one of an open loop mode and a closed loop mode;
receiving a selection in the beam window of at least one beam, the at least one beam selected from among one or more selectable beams of the phased array system available to track a target;
instructing, through each of the one or more control stations, the phased array system to form the selected at least one beam;
assigning, through each of the one or more control stations, the formed beam to (i) track a selected target detected by the phased array system, or (ii) monitor a selected location;
displaying, in the scan window of the control interface, (i) targets tracked by the phased array system, and (ii) beams generated by the phased array system:
receiving a selection of the closed loop operating mode of the phased array system in the status window;
receiving a selection of an available beam in the beam window;
receiving a drag of the selected beam from the beam window over a desired target in the scan window;
assigning the selected beam to track the desired target,
after receiving the selection of the closed loop mode and receiving the selection of the available beam, instructing the phased array system to form the selected beam at a determined azimuth and elevation; and
in response to telemetry data of the formed beam, automatically adjusting the azimuth and elevation of the formed beam to acquire and track a desired target.

US Pat. No. 10,340,592

ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING MULTIPLE ANTENNAS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device including a plurality of antennas, the electronic device comprising:a first antenna configured to transmit and receive signals of a plurality of frequency bands; and
a second antenna disposed at an area adjacent to the first antenna,
wherein the first antenna comprises:
a first wireless communication circuit;
a first radiator;
a first feeding part configured to connect the first wireless communication circuit to the first radiator;
a first ground part configured to be connected to one end of the first radiator;
a switching circuit configured to be connected to the first radiator in an area adjacent to the second antenna;
at least one frequency band element in which a first end is connected to the switching circuit and a second end is connected to the first ground part; and
at least one isolation element configured to connect the first radiator to the ground part in the area adjacent to the second antenna,
wherein the at least one isolation element comprises at least one capacitance element or at least one inductance element,
wherein the first antenna is not affected by the isolation element,
wherein the second antenna is isolated by the isolation element, and
wherein the at least one isolation element is connected to a ground area.

US Pat. No. 10,340,591

ANTENNA WITH BRIDGED GROUND PLANES

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

11. A device with an antenna system comprising:a circuit board comprising a motherboard of a mobile computing device;
a first ground plane of the motherboard that is coupled to a first face of the motherboard;
an electrically conducting bridge electrically coupling the first ground plane to a second ground plane on a second, opposite face of the circuit board and wherein the bridge passes through the motherboard; and
an antenna radiating element coupled to the second ground plane via an antenna connection;
wherein the antenna system comprises a filter component for filtering noise, the filter component being embedded inside the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,340,590

DEVICE ASSEMBLY APPLIED TO MOBILE TERMINAL AND MOBILE TERMINAL

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A device assembly applied to a mobile terminal comprising a fingerprint assembly; wherein the fingerprint assembly comprises:a fingerprint tray electrically connected to a ground of a circuit board of the mobile terminal;
a fingerprint module disposed on the fingerprint tray;
a conductive assembly disposed between the fingerprint tray and the fingerprint module; and
an antenna assembly, wherein the fingerprint assembly is disposed in an area enclosed by the antenna assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,340,589

CAPACITIVELY COUPLED EXTERNAL ANTENNA SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ELECTRIC METERS

Aclara Technologies LLC, ...

1. A meter comprising:a dielectric cover;
a sensing component configured to generate a measurement signal representing an amount of a commodity;
a central processing unit (CPU) configured to receive the measurement signal and generate a corresponding communication signal;
a transceiver coupled to the CPU and having an output port configured to provide an output signal including measurement data indicative of the communication signal; and
an antenna system including an electric field source and an antenna element, the electric field source located within the dielectric cover and electrically connected to the output port of the transceiver for forming an electric field indicative of the output signal, the antenna element separated from the electric field source by and located external to the dielectric cover and configured to capacitively couple to the electric field source and radiate electromagnetic radiation indicative of the output signal,
wherein the antenna element is a tuned structure comprised of a first antenna element and a second antenna element, wherein one end of the first antenna element capacitively couples in a coupling area with the electric field source and the other end of the first antenna element radiates electromagnetic radiation.

US Pat. No. 10,340,588

ANTENNA MODULE ACCOMMODATION STRUCTURE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. An antenna module accommodation structure comprising an antenna module having an antenna disposed in or on a substrate, wherein the antenna module is housed in a slit provided in a side plate of a housing to be accommodated in the housing,wherein the substrate has a thickness smaller than a thickness of the side plate, and
the slit has, in an end surface of the side plate, an opening having a width smaller than the thickness of the side plate and allowing to accommodate the thickness of the substrate and a length allowing to accommodate a length of one side of the substrate, and has a depth equal to or larger than a length of another side of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,340,587

ANTENNA ASSEMBLIES HAVING SEALED CAMERAS

1. An antenna assembly comprising:a radome configured to house one or more antennas, the radome including an interior surface and an exterior surface opposing the interior surface, the radome defining an opening extending between the interior surface and the exterior surface;
a camera positionable at least partially within the opening of the radome, the camera and the radome defining a passage between the radome and the camera in the opening of the radome when the camera is positioned at least partially within the opening of the radome, the passage extending between the interior surface and the exterior surface of the radome;
a plug including an interior plug surface and an exterior plug surface opposing the interior plug surface, the plug defining an opening extending between the interior plug surface and the exterior plug surface to receive at least a portion of the camera, the plug positionable at least partially within the passage in the opening of the radome; and
a flexible seal positionable at least partially within the opening of the radome, the flexible seal coupled between the camera and the plug, the plug and the flexible seal configured to substantially prevent contaminants from passing into the radome via the opening of the radome.

US Pat. No. 10,340,586

ANTENNA TUNING CIRCUIT, MODULE, AND SYSTEM

1. An antenna tuning circuit comprising:a radio frequency (RF) input configured to be operatively coupled with an antenna feed point;
an RF output configured to be operatively coupled with an antenna;
a plurality of inductors electrically connected in series between the RF input and the RF output and having respective inductance values provided in a binary sequence; and
a plurality of relays electrically connected with the plurality of inductors and configured to selectively switch the individual inductors into and out of the antenna tuning circuit to achieve a target standing wave ratio (SWR) in tuning the antenna for a given target frequency or frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,340,585

LOW PROFILE WIFI ANTENNA WITH A TOROIDAL PATTERN

The United States of Amer...

1. A low-profile WiFi antenna comprising:a first ring of printed circuit board (PCB) dielectric material having an antenna outer radius of no more than 30.18 mm;
a second ring of conductive material, located concentrically inside the first ring, having an outer radius of no more than 22.34 mm;
a third ring of printed circuit board (PCB) dielectric material, located concentrically inside the second ring, having an outer radius of no more than 17.93 mm;
a circular patch of conductive material, located concentrically inside the third ring, wherein a coaxial probe feed is placed substantially at a center of the circular patch; and
a protective dome surrounding the first ring and having a height above the first ring, wherein radiation from the low-profile WiFi antenna has a toroidal pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,340,584

STRUCTURAL MULTILAYER ANTENNA DESIGN AND FABRICATION

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method of embedding an antenna inside a structural panel of an aircraft, the method comprising:forming a first sheet from fiberglass with the first sheet being rigid and having a top surface and an opposite bottom surface;
fixing a first antenna layer of electrically conductive material to the top surface of the first sheet;
fixing a distribution network layer of electrically conductive material to the bottom surface of the first sheet;
etching a first antenna configuration into the first antenna layer;
etching a distribution network configuration into the distribution network layer;
forming a second sheet from fiberglass with the second sheet being rigid and having a top surface and an opposite bottom surface;
fixing a second antenna layer of electrically conductive material to the bottom surface of the second sheet;
etching a second antenna configuration into the second antenna layer;
securing the first sheet to the second sheet with the bottom surface of the first sheet engaging with the top surface of the second sheet;
forming a third sheet from fiberglass with the third sheet being rigid and having a top surface and an opposite bottom surface; and,
securing the third sheet to the second sheet with the too surface of the third sheet engaging with the second antenna layer of electrically conductive material fixed to the bottom surface of the second sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,340,583

CELLULAR ANTENNA FOR ELEVATED AND OBSTRUCTED DEPLOYMENT

Quintel Cayman Limited, ...

1. A phased array antenna system, comprising:at least a first array of antenna elements; and
at least a first radio frequency beamforming network configured to split the power of a radio frequency signal for transmission into a first plurality of component signals, the first plurality of component signals comprising drive signals for the at least the first array of antenna elements, the at least the first radio frequency beamforming network further configured to combine a radio frequency signal for reception by the phased array antenna system from a second plurality of component signals from the at least the first array of antenna elements, where a radio frequency power distribution of the at least the first radio frequency beamforming network is arranged to provide a weighting of the first plurality of component signals and the second plurality of component signals processed via antenna elements of the plurality of antenna elements towards one end of the at least the first array.

US Pat. No. 10,340,582

METAL FRAME BODY AND TERMINAL INCLUDING SAME

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...

1. An apparatus including a metal frame body, comprising:a top frame having a global positioning system (GPS) antenna disposed thereon; and
a middle frame provided with a slot corresponding to the GPS antenna in position,
wherein the top frame and the middle frame are electrically isolated from each other by a gap; and wherein:
the GPS antenna is disposed on an upper portion of the top frame;
the slot has a first end on a first side among four sides of the middle frame;
the first side is adjacent to the gap;
the slot is perpendicular to the first side; and
a projection of the first end on the first side is a projection of the GPS antenna on the first side,
such that an upper hemisphere efficiency for the positioning antenna to receive satellite signals is significantly improved.

US Pat. No. 10,340,581

ANTENNA STRUCTURE AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE USING SAME

Chiun Mai Communication S...

1. An antenna structure comprising:a metal housing, the metal housing comprising a front frame, a backboard, and a side frame, the side frame being positioned between the front frame and the backboard; wherein the side frame defines a slot, the front frame defines a first gap and a second gap, the first gap communicates with a first end of the slot and extends to cut across the front frame; the second gap communicates with a second end of the slot and extends to cut across the front frame; the metal housing is divided into at least a first portion by the slot, the first gap, and the second gap;
a first feed source, the first feed source electrically connected to the first portion for supplying current to the first portion;
a first ground portion, the first ground portion electrically connected to the first portion for grounding the first portion; and
a first switching circuit, one end of the first switching circuit electrically connected to the first portion and another end of the first switching circuit being grounded;
wherein the side frame comprises an end portion, a first side portion, and a second side portion, the first side portion and the second side portion are respectively connected to two ends of the end portion, the end portion, the first side portion, and the second side portion all connect to the front frame and the backboard, the slot is at least defined at the end portion; and
wherein the antenna structure further comprises a radiator, the radiator is positioned adjacent to the first gap and is spaced apart from a first electronic element, the radiator is positioned adjacent to the first electronic element and the first side portion, and extends along a direction parallel to the end portion towards the second side portion until the radiator passes over the first electronic element and further extends along a direction parallel to the end portion towards the second side portion.

US Pat. No. 10,340,580

ATTENUATION OF CAVITY MODES ON FOLDABLE WIRELESS ELECTRONIC DEVICES USING PRESCRIBED DIMENSIONS

MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a foldable housing comprising a first portion, a second portion, and a hinge flexibly connecting the first portion to the second portion; and
an antenna disposed within the housing;
wherein when the housing is folded:
the first and second portions define a cavity therebetween; and
the first and second portions have a dimension ratio that attenuates formation of a cavity mode that affects radio frequencies used by the antenna.